Thursday 4th April, 2019 | Round Table
- Greg Healy, Global President and APAC CEO | Boardriders
- Terry Hawkins, Founder | Progress Retail
- Chris Mater, CEO | Surfing Australia
- Tora Brophy, Retail Market Lead | Google
AGENDA (note, this may be subject to change):
Event Open – Registration
11:00 to 11:15am
Welcome from the SBIA
11:15am to 12:00pm
Greg Healy, Global/APAC President, Boardriders Inc.
Fireside chat with Doug Lees, CEO, SurfAid
12:00pm to 12:45pm
Terry Hawkins, Founder, Progress Retail
12:45pm to 1:15pm
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1:15pm to 2:00pm
Chris Mater, CEO, Surfing Australia
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Tora Brophy, Retail Market Lead, Google
2:45pm to 3:15pm
2019 SBIA Awards Release
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Greg joined Quiksilver in 1998 as CFO for Australasia.
Prior to taking on this role, Greg came from a background of Accounting and Finance. Greg is a qualified CPA with a Bachelor of Business.
In June 2000, Greg was promoted to the position of CFO/COO for the South Pacific region. Since then he has served several roles within the company.
In 2006, with the consolidation of the APAC region, he was appointed to the position of COO for APAC. In January of 2009, Greg was appointed CEO for Australasia, and then served in the role of APAC President from March 2010.
In 2015, Greg was appointed Global President, Quiksilver, Inc. / President, Quiksilver Americas and resided in the US. Greg returned from California to become the Global/APAC President in November 2017.
In 2019, Greg continues to be Global/APAC President of Boardriders Inc.
In 1989, Terry Hawkins founded People in Progress Global, now Progress Retail, an e-learning and sales management software company. She pioneered empathy-based sales and management training with a purely in-person training facilitation model. The business’ core education product, C.A.R.E. Customers Are Really Everything® has had over 25 years of durability in its analog, in-person format as a front-line retail sales system. Recognising “software is eating the world”, Terry pivoted the business with the launch of its retail human capital platform in 2017.
Chris joined Surfing Australia as their Chief Executive Officer in 2018, following a 19 year career with Red Bull. Chris has spent his 25-year sales, media and marketing career in a fast paced, consumer-focused environment within the USA, Australian & New Zealand markets. Chris started his career working in advertising and publishing as the National Sales and Advertising Manager for Morrison Media. He was also the associate editor for Powderhound ski magazine.
Tora Brophy is a Direct to Consumer specialist with 10 years’ industry experience across the eCommerce and Retail sector. Starting his career on the shop floor, Tora has progressed to lead complex eCommerce and physical retail strategies for multiple global retailers across Australia and New Zealand.
Tora’s career journey has taught him to keep the customer at the centre of all decisions, and the value of creating winning team environments where everyone gets better together.
Outside of work, Tora likes to spend time with his family and get outdoors. As a keen surfer and hiker, Tora’s notable adventures include hiking the 180km Annapurna Base Camp Trail and surfing in countries such as Samoa and Hawaii.
Tora is currently the Retail Lead at Google, where he supports some of Australia’s top retailers to achieve their business goals.