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Executive interviews

Executive interviews Archives

Grays’ Natalie Ashes on the benefits of mentoring and the resale economy

A passionate advocate for mentoring, Grays' chief digital officer Natalie Ashes reflects on the opportunities in the boo...

Five minutes with Toys ‘R’ Us’ COO Lian Yu

We talked to Toys 'R' Us' chief operating officer to get an insight into the toy company's transformation.

“Nobody came in”: Apple retail pioneer Ron Johnson on success and failure

When most people think of Apple stores, they think of industry-leading design bolstered by the business’ amazing product...

The rise of Sheike: From Sydney market stall to style authority

Here, Sheike general manager Sarah Kennedy discusses the business' soon-to-come Adelaide store and plans for further exp...

From bankruptcy to the ASX: Booktopia CEO Tony Nash has seen it all

Recently named #3 in the 2022 Top 50 People in E-Commerce, the co-founder of Australia's leading online bookstore reflec...

Flora & Fauna founder Julie Mathers talks authentic marketing

Mathers landed the number 2 spot in this year’s Top 50 People in E-Commerce report, and spoke to Inside Retail about how...

Meet Tennealle O’Shannessy: #1 in this year’s Top 50 People in E-Commerce

She may be relatively new to the e-commerce industry, but as CEO of Adore Beauty, she has quickly made her mark. Here's ...

Beauty pioneer Steve Terry on why businesses need purpose

An early pioneer in the beauty and wellness industry, Steve Terry has founded some of the world’s largest digital platfo...

The Dom’s Justin Seskin on the changes he’d like to see in fashion

Here, The Dom's Justin Seskin reveals the changes he’d like to see in the industry and what he’s learnt from his father,...

Tory Burch exec Magali Muratore on tech and the power of change

Muratore joined New york-based fashion brand Tory Burch in July as executive vice president and chief technology officer...

The creative life: Lego exec Julia Goldin on the importance of play at work

If there is a singular skill that got us through the last couple of years in one piece, it is creativity.

Single mum to award-winning designer: Meet Ngali founder Denni Francisco

The Wiradjuri woman shares the surprising story of how she got into fashion, and why industry support is critical for Fi...

How Covid changed me as a leader: Q&A with Paul Elsibai, ABA Labels

We chat with this retail exec about his first job selling jeans at the markets, his business heroes and how the pandemic...

How I keep my team happy: Q&A with Sandradee Makejev, St Frock

We chat with Sandradee Makejev, CEO and founder of online retailer St Frock about inspiring female business owners, moti...

Retail appointments of the week

Bottega Veneta hires new creative director; Gorman founder steps down