Retail Industry Executive, Telstra
Gareth was born in the UK then educated in UK, USA and Australia. He got his first job in a retail store (while still at school) in the same year that Ziggy Stardust and Gary Glitter topped the charts. He has spent the last 20 years in a variety of senior sales, marketing and general management roles including 2 years as CEO of a an Australian sporting goods retailer and 7 years in the DSE division of Woolworth's responsible for group wide merchandise management, marketing and store planning. Gareth has also spent a number of years consulting to retailers and teaching retail at Sydney, Macquarie and Shanghai Jiao Tong Universities. He has won citations for teaching excellence at Sydney University.
In 2011 Gareth was appointed Retail Industry Executive in Telstra's Industry Development team. Gareth holds a Master's degree in management from University of Technology, Sydney.