Dominique Lamb is leaving her role as CEO of the National Retail Association. She has been in the position for seven years, and shared the news on LinkedIn.
According to Lamb, she resigned a few months ago, with her last day on Friday, 9th September. She will begin a role outside of the retail industry, with more details to come.
“Retail will forever have a place in my heart and I will always remember your kindness and drive to do what is right. There has not been one day over the past seven years that I haven’t been proud of our industry and for everything it does for our economy, young people and our environment,” she wrote.
“It has been an honor to share this space with you all and to be a part of a wonderful vibrant industry. I hope that the friends I have made along the way, will continue to be friends in the future and that our paths cross again. Thank you for all of your endless support and allowing me to grow and learn from each of you during this time. It has truly been my honour to work with you all and for this industry,” she continued.
In response to the news, several retail figures have congratulated her on the impact she has had on the Australian retail landscape over the last seven years.
“In particular the leadership and support over the past six years in not only the Code of Conduct Casual Mall Leasing committee, Sales Reporting Code, Retail Lease Legislation reforms but also Dominique’s efforts in the National Code of Conduct – Commercial Leases Covid 19,” shared Phillip Chapman, the Director of Lease1.
Rob Godwin, the Director of Lovehoney, shared his admiration for Lamb on LinkedIn: “The determination of helping retailers survive during covid, highlighting safety and wellbeing of all staff, drive for diversity and inclusion, the promotion of female empowerment and female leadership, lobbying and being the articulate voice of our industry, are just some of the major achievements she has achieved.”
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