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Robert Poole

National Sector Leader, Consumer & Retail

KPMG Australia

Robert joined KPMG in February 2017, and was appointed to lead the Consumer and Retail (C&R) Sector in 2020. C&R includes retail, food and beverage and agribusiness. He is also leader of the Operations Advisory team in Melbourne who work across multiple disciplines including financial services, supply chain, procurement and defence. 

Robert works across agribusiness and food supply chain to help businesses build profit and growth, while helping to solve complex problems and form new ideas. Robert works with a team of food and agribusiness specialists on projects across management consulting, risk, deals advisory support and enterprise.

Robert launched Talking 2030 in March 2018, with the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – a thought leadership paper written for the National Farmers Federation (NFF) – the paper was designed to ensure that the key emerging issues and trends in food and agriculture were considered by NFF stakeholders when they developed the policy roadmap for 2030. 

Robert led the discussion regarding natural capital/eco-systems services A Return on Nature and fresh food exports via air freight including the design of an integrated fresh food hub as part of the new Western Sydney Airport precinct.

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Agribusiness Blockchain Food, Drink and Consumer Goods Process improvements Productivity improvements Retail Strategy Strategy and Operations Supply chain effectiveness Supply chain transformation
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