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Rest Board

Our board is made up of both employer and employee representatives from the retail industry, as well as independent experts.

Speaking on your behalf

Four directors are nominated on behalf of employees by the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA). Four directors are nominated by and represent employers and employer associations. They currently comprise three major employers participating in Rest, and the Australian National Retailers Association. This means that employees and employers are equally represented. Additionally, independent directors are appointed to the board to supplement the skills and experience of the board.

Kenneth Stuart Marshman

Chair of the Board and Independent Director


Nominating Organisation:

n/a

Director Since:

17 December 2013
Appointed Independent Chair on 31 July 2014

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Arts – Mathematics and Economics (BA)
  • Master of Economics (MEc)
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Ian Blandthorn


 
Nominating Organisation:

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)

Director Since:

25 September 2008

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Arts - Honours (BA Hons)
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John Edstein


 
Nominating Organisation:

Retail Council

Director Since:

4 October 2013

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Economics (BEc)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Master of Laws with Honours (LLM)
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Steven Priestley


 
Nominating Organisation:

Coles Group

Director Since:

4 March 2014

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B Com)

Michael Tehan


 
Nominating Organisation: 

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)

Director Since: 

1 October 2017  

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Julia Fox


 
Nominating Organisation: 

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)

Director Since: 

1 January 2018

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Masters of Law, Juris Doctor (JD)

Sally Evans


 
Nominating Organisation: 

Super Retail Group Limited (ASX-SUL)

Director Since: 

2 May 2018

Qualifications:
  • Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees Graduate (GAIST)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Fellow (FAICD)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BHSc)

Vaughn Richtor


 
Sponsoring Organisation:

Woolworths Group Limited

Director Since:

26 June 2019

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Studies (BA(Hons))
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)

Adam Walk


 
Nominating Organisation: 

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)

Director Since: 

1 January 2020
Appointed as an alternate director on 28 November 2018

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Politics (BA)
  • Bachelor of Business, Banking and Finance (BBus)
  • Master of Applied Finance and Investment (MAppFin)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Financial Economics (PhD)
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
  • Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA)
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (FAIST)
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst® (AIFA®)

Alternate Directors

Michael Donovan


 
Nominating Organisation: 

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)

Date of current appointment as an Alternate Director: 

31 March 2011 

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Mathematics
    (BSc(MathSc))

Joanne Lester


 
Nominating Organisation: 

Wesfarmers

Date of current appointment as an Alternate Director: 

28 July 2016

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Psychology (BPsychol)
  • Graduate Diploma of Business (Professional Accounting (Grad Dip Bus Prof Acc)
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Aliscia di Mauro


 
Nominating Organisation: 

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)

Date of current appointment as an Alternate Director: 

1 October 2017

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Hons))
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Helen Cooney


 
Nominating Organisation: 

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)

Date of current appointment as an Alternate Director: 

26 June 2019

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA(Hons))
  • Masters of Government and Commercial Law (MGCL)
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Gerard Dwyer


 
Nominating Organisation: 

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)

Date of current appointment as an Alternate Director: 

4 March 2020

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Education, History and English (BEd)
  • Masters of Business (Employment Relations) (MBus)
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)