General Manager of Glengarry Wines, Liz Wheadon, has been elected as the President of Retail NZ. Joining Wheadon is the newly elected Vice President, Jules Lloyd-Jones, the Chief Marketing Office for Mitre 10.
Wheadon is Retail NZ's first female President and Jules is the third female Vice President.
Both will serve a two-year term in these respective roles for the Retail NZ Board of Directors.
Liz said that she feels privileged to be serving alongside a group of Directors who have significant skills and coverage of the retail sector in New Zealand. She notes that the retail sector is facing significant challenges like crime, inflation pressures and skills shortages.
“Despite these challenges, I believe in the value of retailers across the country and the collective response to continue to service customers and their communities”.
Previously, Wheadon and Lloyd-Jones have been on the Board of Directors for several years.
The other members of the board are Des Flynn of The Warehouse Group, John Warwick of FoodStuffs, Kristina Hitchcock of Postie Plus, Peter Kelly of Butlers Chocolate Cafe, Richard Allin of Pushbikes Ltd, Scott McMillan of Tea Pea and Sonja Painter of Thrillzone.