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Advisory Board

The Centre for Advanced Retail Studies' Advisory Board represents some of New Zealand’s most well known and successful retailers, as well as industry level organisations. Massey faculty and retail students also sit on the Advisory Board, so do expert external academics. The Advisory Board helps steer the direction of CARS’ research agenda, and provide guidance on curriculum development, marketing and promotion, strategic planning, career enhancement, alumni relations, and fundraising.


Des Flynn, The Warehouse Group

Deputy Chair

Professor Jonathan Elms - The Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management

Board Members

  • Scott Fisher, CEO, Retail NZ
  • Debbie Gregory, Talent Consultant, The Warehouse Group
  • Lizzi Hines, MD, Spaceworks
  • Lane Hannah, Learning and Development Advisor, Vodafone
  • Paul Carr, Sector Advisor, Learning and Development Manager, BP
  • Clare Savage, Retail Sector Manager, ServiceIQ
  • Lloyd Pinder, HR General Manager, Mitre 10
  • Alicia Roberts, Capability Development Manager, Foodstuffs North Island
  • Glenn Cracknell, General Manager, Retail and Operations, Barkers Men’s Clothing
  • Heather Polaschek, People Business Partner, Country Road Group
  • Leroy Sisnett, Group Learning & Development Manager, Briscoe Group
  • Rick Goebel, Head of Digital and Ecommerce, Harvey Norman
  • Associate Professor Sean Sands, Director, Research & Industry Engagement, Department of Marketing/ACRS, Monash Business School
  • Professor Jane Parker, Massey Business School
  • Dr Andrew Murphy, Massey Business School
  • Mark Powell, CEO in Residence, Massey Business School
  • Professor Ted Zorn, Pro-Vice Chancellor & Dean, Massey Business School
  • Michelle Blaxall, BRBM student
  • Mason Ellington, BRBM student
  • Tim Ross, BRBM student
  • Colm Hamrogue, COO, Farmlands
  • Julie Fitzgerald, Z Factor Champion, Z Energy
  • Melissa Crawford, Head of Talent & Development, The Warehouse Group
  • Michelle Maidens, Learning and Development Manager, Farmers Trading Company

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