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Simon Trivett

National Head of Retail at Grant Thornton Australia

Melbourne, Australia

About Me

Simon has broad experience in the retail and consumer markets and is Grant Thornton’s National Head of Retail. Simon has over 22 years’ experience in accounting and consulting and is pragmatic and commercial with his approach to problem solving and dealing with issues. He really tries to understand your business and its’ drivers. He has a particular interest in retailers’ use of technology for both back office and at the customer interface. Simon has experience in assessing the viability of businesses and projects and advises in a wide range of finance and commercial matters from management reporting and systems through to due diligence reviews and risk management. Simon sits on the advisory board of a hardware wholesaling business and this has given him an appreciation for the challenges in strategy implementation for multisite businesses. He has had significant experience with foreign controlled subsidiaries (including SEC listed) operating in Australia and coordinating assignments with multiple Grant Thornton offices or other firms both in Australia and overseas. acted as facilitator of a two day strategy workshop for a client, ensuring a robust and comprehensive approach was taken to set the direction of the business over the next three to five years sits on the board and acts as chair of the finance, audit and risk committee of a peak not for profit organisation, ensuring prudent financial management to assist the long term sustainability of the organisation presents at various forums on the retail industry and has a particular interest in retailers’ use of technology to engage with customers

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