Episode 9: Jane McNally

Colouring the world

Joining Paul Zahra for some Retail Therapy this week in the Amex Lounge is Camilla CEO, Jane McNally. Jane is responsible for bring the artistic vision of designer Camilla Franks to life. 

Camilla is a much-loved Australian fashion brand, with 21 boutiques across the country, showcasing vibrant clothing and accessories for women – and a growing collection of menswear as well.  

Jane and Paul discuss:  

  • Designing with inclusivity  

  • Fashion as collectors’ items  

  • Growing up with resilience   

  • Developing ambition  

  • Her start in retail  

  • Learning ‘cash is king’ the hard way  

  • Leadership during Covid-19

  • Living brand purpose and values 

  • Camilla’s focus on sustainability  

  • What’s in the pipeline for the brand 

Season 1: Trailer

Welcome to Retail Therapy – a podcast proudly brought to you by American Express. Each episode we’ll be chatting to a leader in Australia’s retail industry, including the CEOs of some of Australia’s biggest retailers. We’ll be finding out what makes them tick… What defines their leadership style… And how they got to the top of their game.

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Episode 1: Nicole Sheffield

What do canoes, boxes of wine and air-fryers all have in common? They are just some of the items Australia Post delivered, or sold, to Australians during lockdown. This first episode of Retail Therapy features a fantastic conversation with Nicole Sheffield, Executive General Manager, Community and Consumer at Australia Post.

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Episode 2: Sarah Hunter

In this episode of Retail Therapy, we speak with Sarah Hunter, the Managing Director of Officeworks – the go-to retailer for so many of us when it comes to office supplies, tech equipment and for families when it’s time for back to school.

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