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Trevor Mason

Trevor has more than 40 years’ retail experience covering a wide range of areas. He held senior management roles that grew businesses from small to large, and more recently accessed small to medium retailers to help them take control of their businesses and move to the next level. Trevor is also a workshop leader for small business programs run by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

Skills:

  • Finance-
  • Management-
  • Planning-

Industries:

  • Retail trade-
  • Franchising-

Spoken Languages:

Primary Locations:

  • Geelong-
  • South West VIC-
  • Surfcoast-

Locations by request:

  • (Live on the Bellarine Peninsula but travel to Melbourne and the western district regularly)

Current Occupation:

Semi-retired workshop leader and SBMS and general mentoring

Detailed CV:

Comfortable with big and small projects, Trevor uses his extensive retail experience to help small businesses develop. He helps with overall strategy, business plans, budgeting, financial reporting, OTB controls, fit-out and concept development, operational retail matters and fund raising. Trevor has also specialised in helping overseas retailers into the Australian market by developing sophisticated marketplace models and sales forecasting tools, benchmarking and concept development.

  • 1971-78. Accountant, Production Planning and Distribution, East Asiatic Company (EAC), Robal Textiles and Kauri Timber Company. Worked as an accountant and helped restructure companies when they were taken over by EAC.
  • 1978-1993. Chief Accountant and National Operations Manager, Just Jeans Group. As Chief Accountant, Trevor developed cash flow budgeting systems and accounting systems and reports, oversaw property control and profitability reporting for all shops and ran the import program. As National Operations Manager he oversaw expansion from $10 million to $250 million turnover and the opening of more than 250 outlets in Australia and New Zealand.
  • 1993-1995. State Leasing Manager, Lend Lease Victoria, with Lend Lease Retail. Developed shopping centre retail plans and budgets while coordinating leasing matters on projects worth $600 million.
  • 2003-2004. Created a specialist retail consulting practice under the banner of HLB Mann Judd (previously MGI Meyrick Webster Group). Consulted for major retailers including Bristol Paints, Mitre 10 and Fella Hamilton stores.
  • 2002-2007. Concept development and market testing with Lets Shop Pty Ltd, which was formed to take advantage of the internet as a business communication channel. It partnered with research organisations and targeted retailers and major brands.
  • 1995-present. Managing Director, T&M Mason and Associates/The Retail Partnership Pty Ltd. Develops strategies for retailers in understanding the Australasian market and establishing with minimum risk. Has worked on major projects with the likes of Telstra Corporation, Colonial State Bank, RACV, Ansett Airlines, City of Melbourne, Victorian State Government, Mobil Oil Company, Terry White Pharmacies and Hard Rock Café.
  • 2003-present. Workshop Leader with the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources Under New Management program for small business.
  • 2010-present. Helped write retail strategy for MS Australia and assisted with opening retail stores and ongoing strategy.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business Studies majoring in Accounting
  • Strategic Planning and Management in Retail

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