Speakers Profile - Brian Walker

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Brian Walker is the chief advisor of retail business fitness in Australia.

As Founder and CEO of Retail Doctor Group, which he established in 2005, Brian has steered his business to become the leading retail operations consulting firm specialising in multi channel retail, franchise and service sectors in every retail category.

Brian is a leading media commentator on retail issues, regularly appearing on ABC, Channel 9 News and A Current Affair and Channel 7. 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.

He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association of Australia and several retail associations, including Australian Retailers Association, National Retailers Association, International College of Management (advisory board member), Australian Institute of Management and Australian Institute of Company Directors, Franchise Council of Australia, Australian Retail Association, Australian Centre for Retail Studies.

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