Australia’s largest and most representative retail industry group, the National Retail Association, has today announced the appointment of Dominique Lamb as its Chief Executive Officer.
NRA Chair Mark Brodie said Ms Lamb was a dynamic and capable leader, with a strong background in industrial and employment law.
“We are delighted that Dominique has accepted the NRA Board’s invitation to take over leadership of the organisation,” Mr Brodie said.
“She will already be well known to many members of the NRA and the wider retail sector through her previous role as the Principal of the Association’s law firm, NRA Legal.
“In this role Dominique has been closely involved with the retail industry’s review of the modern award system, and has worked closely with many members on their employment or enterprise bargaining issues.
“We believe that having Dominique step up to become the CEO, supported by a new head of NRA Legal, will further strengthen the NRA’s credentials as the nation’s leading retail legal specialist, particularly in relation to employment law.”
Prior to joining the NRA, Ms Lamb had carved out a distinguished career as an industrial relations law specialist, and these skills have proven invaluable to the Association and its members. For many years she has also used her legal training in a voluntary capacity to assist women confronting domestic violence.
She has spearheaded efforts within the NRA to raise awareness of the impact on businesses of employees dealing with domestic violence, and Mr Brodie said the NRA Board would encourage her to continue this important advocacy in her new role.
Ms Lamb welcomed the challenge of leading a national industry organisation, and said she was looking forward to continuing to work with NRA clients and retailers across the nation.
“The retail sector is a vital part of the national economy and does more than its fair share of creating jobs, particularly for part-time, casual and lower-skilled workers,” she said.
“That makes an organisation such as the NRA critically important in speaking to government about the needs of the industry, and standing up for employers.
“The NRA has a 100-year history of supporting retail businesses and representing their needs to politicians and policy makers. I am honoured to be able to continue this track record of service and success.”
Ms Lamb’s appointment follows the recent election of former CEO Trevor Evans to the Federal Parliament as the Member for Brisbane.
“The NRA congratulates Trevor, and we are certain he will also continue to be a fierce advocate for retail businesses in his new role,” Ms Lamb said.
Ms Lamb is available for media interviews. Please call the National Retail Association’s media unit on (07) 3240 0163 or 0467 792 013.