Brian Walker

Position: CEO & Founder, Retail Doctor Group

He has successfully led change teams in multi 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. Brian has operated in line management across various senior leadership roles and successfully built his current consulting profile within the retail, franchise and service sectors.

Retail Doctor Group specialises in the development and transformation of retail strategy into increased asset performance, increasing client sustainable differentiation models underpinned with independent systems and frameworks increasing revenue and profitability. These focus areas are delivered through Retail Doctor Group ‘Business Fitness’ programs. Brian is a leading media commentator on retail issues, regularly appearing on ABC, Channel 9 News and A Current Affair and Channel 7 Today Tonight. Drawing on his 20 years of experience in retail senior management with leading retailers such as The Athletes Foot, Optus, Angus & Coote, Westfield, KFC and Woolworths, Brian has become Australia’s most sought after headline speaker on all aspects of retail. Generously sharing his proprietary “business fitness” consulting tools, Brian’s speaking topics are original, engaging, motivational and educational.

Brian is a featured columnist for Inside Retailing 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. His first retail book focusing on the implementation of ‘Fit Retail’ is currently in production. 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.

Retail Doctor Group are the Australian representative of Ebeltoft Group, a global alliance of retail experts.