Who are Retail Doctor Group?


Meet Our Australia Team

We are a team built by retailers, for retailers. Our passion for retail and commitment to providing value is what inspires us to continuously build on our skills and expertise so we can provide the best possible service to our clients.

Brian Walker
Brian WalkerCEO & Founder
Brian Walker is “The Retail Doctor”. As Founder and CEO of Retail Doctor Group, which he established in 2005, Brian has steered his business to become the leading retail consulting firm specializing in taking insights driven strategy into award-winning implementation, working across omni channel retail, franchise and service sectors in every retail category. Brian is a sought after keynote speaker and media commentator.

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David Kindl
David KindlChairman of the RDG Advisory Board
David is an experienced Managing Director in Australian retail and property leasing. He has 30 years experience with great companies such as Lend Lease, Noni B and Retail Doctor Group. David is Chairman of the RDG Advisory Board.
Damian Milne
Damian MilneClient Services & Insights Analyst
Damian brings a wealth of varied retail leadership experience to Retail Doctor Group as a high-achieving, people- and results-focused retailer. His previous roles within the retail sector include Area Manager, Store Manager and Centre Manager for some of the biggest names in Australian retail as well as Australian-owned leisure assets. Damian leverages his front-line knowledge of the realities of retailing to deliver maximum real-world value for our Clients. A high attention to detail coupled with his experience in best practice retail allows him to source and synthesise the best retail and consumer insights available today.
Anastasia Lloyd-Wallis
Anastasia Lloyd-WallisConsumer Insights & Project Manager
With a strong technical background as a scientific analyst, Anastasia has recently been growing and broadening the consumer insights division of RDG, developing a unique and proprietary approach to help retailers understand their customers better than ever. As a qualified project manager Anastasia has significant experience managing projects of all sizes up to multi-million dollar programmes throughout the entire project lifecycle.
Vikki Weston
Vikki WestonGlobal Retail Insights & Marketing Manager
With a passion for retail stemming from 10 years in the sector from shop floor, to retail head office in the UK and now with the team at RDG in Sydney, Vikki has a strong understanding of emerging trends from around the globe and remains on the forefront of innovative retail developments.

Janelle Speight
Janelle SpeightClient Liaison
With a diverse background ranging from photography to the financial industry, Janelle has spent the past 6 years establishing a successful online apparel and distribution business in Australia working closely with many clients in the golf industry. She is flexible and adaptable to change and believes in building business relationships thought trust and mutual respect.

Emilie Nelson
Emilie NelsonAdministration – Project Management & Marketing
Utilising her studies in management Emilie assists in client, administration and marketing projects. She believes in the importance of client relationships and is the first point of call when contacting the office. Emilie draws upon previous shop floor retail experience and worldwide retail exposure.

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Our Global TeamEbeltoft Group Logo (Horiz)

RI 1We’re regularly crossing borders and time zones to harness the knowledge of the world’s leading retailers, consultancies and agencies. Our global relationships put us in a position to recognize international retail trends early and to capitalize on them quickly. As a group, we are able to advise globally operating retail companies and manufacturers of consumer goods worldwide with the highest quality of consulting services such as global research studies and international expansion planning.

In 2009, Retail Doctor Group was honoured to accept the appointment as the Australasian member of the Ebeltoft Group of International Retail Experts.

Ebeltoft Group is the alliance of 20 leading retail consulting companies worldwide. Ebeltoft Group conducts various global research and benchmark studies on topical retail issues.

With 20 local offices, the Ebeltoft Group operate in more than 22 countries and serve clients from around the world. Get in touch to find out more information on our country specific partners.

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Our Awards

  • awardsBRW Fast starters
  • Finalist – Fastest Growing Start Up Business: SmartCompany
  • International Retail Leadership Award: Asian Retail Congress
  • Nominated Business Leadership Award: CPA Awards
  • Nominated Entrepreneur of the Year Award : Ernst & Young
  • Nominated Telstra Business Awards
  • National Scholarship Winner – Australian Institute of Management

RDG Award Winning Clients

  • Saltwater WineReadings Bookshop: International Book Store of the Year 2016, London Book Fair
  • Co-op Bookshop: Best Site Optimisation & Design ORIA 2015 (Online Retail Industry Awards)
    • Australian Multichannel Retailer of the Year Runner Up 2014
  • Saltwater Wine & Stormriders:
    • Best Australian Independent Retailer at the ARA (Australian Retail Association) Awards 2016 (third year running!)
    • Best Australian Independent Retailer at the ARA (Australian Retail Association) Awards 2015
    • Australian Retail Store Upgrade of the Year Winner 2014
    • Australian Retailer of the Year Australian Surf Industry Awards 2015
    • NSW Retailer of the Year at the Australian Surf Industry Awards 2015 (for four consecutive years)
  • TyreRight:
    • Retail Innovator of the Year Runner-Up – ARA (Australian Retail Association) Awards 2014
  • top3 by Design:
    • GIA – Global Innovator Award, Chicago
    • World Retail Congress Award Finalist, London