Internationally renowned retail expert speaker Brian Walker understands what makes retailers and brands successful. He passes this knowledge on in a series of energetic, engaging and informative retail keynote presentations at conferences and events around the world. Drawing on his many years of experience in retail senior management and consulting, Brian Walker has become a much sought after headline retail speaker on all aspects of retail, guiding audiences through tomorrow’s retail today.
Brian brings considerable senior experience gained in the specialty retail, franchising and shopping centre sectors. He has successfully led change teams in omni-channel retail arenas and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of many notable, integrated retail channel strategy projects including, Optus, Hutchison Telecommunication, Global Brands Group, The National Australia Bank and a host of other well recognised retail, franchise retail and service organisations both nationally and internationally.
He has operated in line management across various senior leadership roles and successfully built his current consulting profile within the retail, franchise and service sectors. Brian is a regular media commentator on retail issues appearing on ABC, Channel 9 News and A Current Affair and Channel 7 Today Tonight. He is a featured columnist for Inside Retail and Smart Company and the contributing author of on-going articles for publications such as BRW, Australian Business Solutions, RetailBiz, Tech Trader, Sydney Morning Herald and My Business. Brian has been awarded the International Retail Leadership Award: Asian Retail Congress and won the Australian Institute of Management’s National Scholarship. He was nominated for the Business Leadership Award: CPA Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Ernst & Young and Telstra Business Awards. He was a finalist for Fastest Growing Start Up Business: BRW & Smart Company.