I was incredibly proud to win the 31st Joe Berry Award in 2017 and the 12 months as winner were truly incredible both for my personal and professional development. Throughout the year I had opportunities to accelerate my learning through ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences and also grow my network to include some of the most inspiring and influential figures in the retail industry.
During my US Study Tour, I had the opportunity to meet with the leadership team of Walmart including CEO, Greg Foran. I was able to gain a greater understanding of the future of the retail industry and how both suppliers and retailers need to evolve to remain relevant in a rapidly changing landscape. I also got the chance to attend classes on leadership at Harvard Business School which has allowed me to better understand how CEOs deliver results whilst facing into tough challenges. I’ve been able to bring these learnings back to Australia and share both in my business and broader industry forums. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience.