Odgers Berndtson Announces New Head of Retail, Consumer and Tourism Practice

With over 25 years of experience, new Partner and Head of Practice, John Warn, brings a depth of understanding and expertise to Odgers Berndtson Australia and New Zealand.

The appointment of John Warn as Partner to head the Retail, Consumer and Tourism Practices across Australia and New Zealand is a significant one. Having spent the past 25 years working across all aspects of the retail industry, John will bring invaluable industry knowledge and expertise to the firm.

“John is an incredibly well known and accomplished business leader. His experience at both executive and non-executive levels across the consumer, retail and tourism sectors will provide unique insight and perspective to our clients,” says Tim Sleep, Managing Director of Odgers Berndtson Australia and New Zealand.

“In addition to this, John’s expertise and board experience will benefit our established client base in other areas such as sport and entertainment.”

Strong appreciation of governance

As a former Chair of Cricket NSW and Group GM AU/NZ Customer Experience at Scentre Group, John has a strong appreciation of business governance and strategic growth strategies. He will remain as Chair of Destination NSW and Non-Executive Director of Mainbrace Constructions.

“I’m excited to join Odgers Berndtson at such a dynamic time in their growth.” John remarked, “I’m really looking forward to working across the key sectors I have spent my career in, whilst leveraging the established local practices and significant global Retail and Consumer Practice within Odgers Berndtson.”