Rod Allen, MGA’s long serving and hard working Director for over 20 years and dedicated Board President for over 15 years, has officially retired from all MGA Board of Directors duties.
Made official at the MGA Industry Business Breakfast held at Leonda Receptions in Hawthorn, in front of more than 120 MGA members, corporate partners, industry stakeholders and friends of MGA, on the 21st of November 2018, Rod decided it was time to step down and hand over the baton to another MGA Board Director.
Rod has led and inspired an amazing Board of Directors, comprising independent supermarket owners from around Australia, taking the MGA organisation from a Victorian state based employer organisation with 375 members in 2005, to a National organisation in 2018. Today MGA has more than 2,600 members, employing more than 115,000 staff with sales in excess of $14b across all states and territories.
Rod has been the face of all MGA members (family enterprises and private businesses) when meeting with state and federal politicians, as well as regulators such as the ACCC.
Rod is well known for his warmth, approachability and easy engagement style which together with his calm, measured and inclusive leadership approach contributed toward a highly respected, strong, cohesive and collaborative MGA Board of Directors.
While being a rock-solid MGA leader and dedicating much time and resource to MGA, Rod together with his business partner Ron Corrigan have been running a successful local supermarket in Mount Martha, Victoria for 30 years.
We thank Rod for his generous friendship, his time and his unwavering commitment to the prosperity of MGA’s members.
We wish Rod good health and good times in to the future.
Rod Allen, Roger Drake - CEO Drakes Supermarkets and Jos de Bruin
Fred Harrison – CEO Ritchies and Rod Allen
Rod Allen speaking at the Annual GALA Golf Day 2015
Back - Chris dos Santos, Grant Hinchcliffe, Gino Divitini, Jos de Bruin; Front - Rod Allen, Graeme Gough, Debbie Smith, Carmel Goldsmith and Michael Daly
Rod Allen at the MGA Industry Business Breakfast in Perth 2015
Rod Allen gets his message about Kaufland across. Image Credit - Yanni. First Published - Mornington News
Rod Allen, Hon Bert van Manen - MP, Paul Nielson, Michael Schaper, Tyrone Jones, Peter Piccone and Jos de Bruin
MGA Board Members (2015) - Top: Jos de Bruin, Steve Miller, Grant Hinchcliffe, Michael Daly, Andrew Bray, Gino Divitini; Bottom: Chris dos Santos, Rod Allen, Ian Morrice - former Metcash CEO and Debbie Smith