Phillip Scala

Position: Group General Manager, Fusion Retail Brands

Phil is Group General Manager of Fusion Retail Brands, custodian of iconic Australian labels Williams, Mathers, Diana Ferrari and Colorado and over 150 years of retail history. Fusion employs around 1,500 people in more than 190 stores across Australia.

Phil has been integral in taking the company into a new phase of growth, culminating in its acquisition by Australia’s leading footwear company Munro Footwear Group in 2016-17. He regularly travels internationally sourcing suppliers and building international networks.

Before moving to the landmark company in 2014, Phil was CEO/General Manager at Rivers, another Australian retail success story. During his 17-year tenure in the job, he expanded the Retail Division at Rivers from $8 million to $240 million.

Phil’s experience in the retail industry spans 25 years, 18 of which were at the CEO and General Manager level. He started as a sales representative for Rivers in 1992 and worked his way to the top. He is passionate about retail business and enjoys being involved in all facets including marketing, buying, sourcing, property and store operations.

In his spare time, Phil has been involved with the Hawthorn Football Club, coaching young sportspeople.