New faces join NORA


noraAustralia’s National Online Retail Association (NORA) has appointed three new directors to its board.

Announced at NORA’s second annual general meeting, Ben Hare, co-founder of Tinyme ; Jethro Marks, co-founder of; and James Webber, Bookworld CEO, replace outgoing board members, John Winning, CEO of The Winning Group; and Mark Coulter, co-founder of Temple & Webster.

Also stepping down from the board is Steve Toth, the former head of e-commerce at Dick Smith Electronics.

“All three incoming directors bring diverse skills and experience. But all are keen proponents and practitioners of ‘new retail’ – putting technology and customers at the core of their businesses,” Paul Greenberg, executive chairman and founder of NORA, said.

Greenberg also recognised the outgoing foundation directors.

“John Winning is without doubt one of the brightest faces of new retail in Australia. He is a talented retailer and has set the pace in the new retail space. Similarly, Mark Coulter is one of the talented people behind one of the most exciting and dynamic homewares brands in Australia.”

Greenberg also acknowledge Steve Toth’s contribution, especially around corporate partnership support for NORA’s growing network.

As well as the board appointments, the AGM saw the arrival of a new company secretary, Kirsty Silbert, an experienced lawyer with executive links to retail.

Silbert replaces outgoing secretary, Ronen Lazarovitch, who has taken up a legal role in London.


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