Jeff Rogut, CEO of the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), has been appointed to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Small Business Consultative Committee (SBCC).
The ACCC looks to the SBCC to provide feedback on emerging issues and market developments that may be of concern to small businesses, and strategies and networks to help enhance the ACCC’s communication with the small business community. The committee also provides advice and information relating to the ACCC’s responsibilities under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
“This appointment will ensure the issues relating to the convenience industry specifically and small business in general receive due consideration at the highest level. It represents a significant acknowledgement for the AACS as the peak body for the industry,” Rogut said.
The AACS chief joins representatives from a range of organisations on the SBCC including the Master Builders Australia, Australian Retailers Association, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Real Estate Institute, and Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“The need for government and regulators to listen to small business has never been greater. We value the opportunity to be a part of this committee and commend the ACCC for its commitment to engaging with small business,” he said.