Our People

Chief Executive
Ian Caulfield

Chief Executive
Ian Caulfield

My role is to ensure Composite delivers what the member shareholders want; principally to add value to members’ retail businesses.
Setting the strategic direction and monitoring our progress is essential.
Utilising our cooperative structure’s competitive advantage and harnessing our collective buying power is the cornerstone of Composite's purpose. 

My contact information is:
E: ianc@compositeretail.coop
P:  + 64 9 918 6473
M: + 64 21 931 486

 

Executive Assistant
Ann Marie Wood

Executive Assistant
Ann Marie Wood

My role is to provide executive support to the Chief Executive. Maintain the highest performance standards within Composite and assist the Chief Executive in the strategic development of the organisation. Facilitate the implementation of promotional strategy that will significantly enhance the experience of members and suppliers in dealing with Composite.

My contact information is:
E: annmariew@compositeretail.coop
P: +64 9 918 6474
M: +64 29 473 4242

Manager Apparel & Footwear
Melanie Brown

Manager Apparel & Footwear
Melanie Brown

As the manager of the Apparel & Footwear division, my specific role is to source suppliers and collections including the development of exclusive ranges and brands, giving our membership the leading and most competitive edge in independent retailing.  Combining this structure with key advice and guidance for current and fashion forward trends, ensures the on-going success and wealth for the division as a whole.

My contact information is:
E: melanieb@compositeretail.coop
P: +64 9 918 6478
M: +64 21 481 925

Manager Flooring, Furniture & Window Furnishings
Glen Ellis

Manager Flooring, Furniture & Window Furnishings
Glen Ellis

I am responsible for the day to day operation of all the elements involved in the Flooring, Furniture and Window Furnishings divisions of Composite,  challenging and rewarding industries. Frequently liaising with the retail member and supplier base my role is to ensure that as a cooperative we are creating wealth for our retail membership and providing a competitive edge for our retail and supplier base.

My contact information is:
E: glene@compositeretail.coop
P: +64 9 918 6482
M: +64 21 279 2766

Manager Homewares
Amandah Duncan-Dare

Manager Homewares
Amandah Duncan-Dare

I am responsible for the success of the Homewares division, encompassing Gifts, Manchester and Fabric/Crafts.  This includes liaising with existing and prospective preferred suppliers to negotiate the best possible deals for members and encouraging members to support these suppliers; communicating with members about how Composite can help improve their business and gathering their feedback to set the strategic direction for the division.

I am currently on maternity leave.  During this time, Glen Ellis will be responsible for the Gift division.

His contact information is:
E: glene@compositeretail.coop
P: +64 9 918 6482
M: +64 21 279 2766

Administrator Furniture
Sonya Lowther

Administrator Furniture
Sonya Lowther

This role is to supervise and assist with co-ordinating orders for the Furniture Import Program and promoting new product. To foster/establish an effective working relationship with international and New Zealand based furniture suppliers whilst liaising with members, understanding their requirements and helping to provide opportunities for adding value to their membership.   

Contact information is:
E: sonyal@compositeretail.coop
P: +64 9 918 6485
M: +64 21 831 330

Agency Administrator - Apparel & Footwear
Ingrid Grundling

Agency Administrator - Apparel & Footwear
Ingrid Grundling

Super user of Cin7, CRG’s inventory management system for Apparel & Footwear; producing catalogues, issuing sales confirmations, running credits, purchase orders and maintaining stock on hand.

Liaising and managing logistics for footwear and clothing importation and dispatch, communicating with members and suppliers regarding stock and indent orders.

 

My contact information:

Ingrid Grundling
Agency Administrator Apparel & Footwear
Ph:  09 918 6472
Email:  ingridg@compositeretail.coop

 

Co-ordinator - Apparel, Footwear, Flooring & Window Furnishings
Jenny Kitson

Co-ordinator - Apparel, Footwear, Flooring & Window Furnishings
Jenny Kitson

My role is to provide administrative support to the Managers Apparel & Footwear, and Furnishings Brands.  This will involve assistance with planning and organising, and attendance at Expos, Conferences, Roadshows, photo shoots and panel meetings.  I will be involved with marketing and promotional activities and maintaining and responding to queries from the Classified website, the Flooring Inventory Cin7 system,  the Flooring Member Forum and responding to Flooring Yellow Pages enquiries.

 

My contact information is:

Jenny Kitson
Co-ordinator Apparel, Footwear & Furnishing Brands
DDI:  09 918 6487
Email:  jennyk@compositeretail.coop    

 

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Garment Technician
Debbie Philipp

Garment Technician
Debbie Philipp

My role is to monitor the production of garments for the Democracy label.  I provide technical input and advice when needed and I am responsible for specification design, ensuring construction methods are followed, and quality standards are met.

 

My contact information is:
E: debbiep@compositeretail.coop
P: +64 9 918 6484
M:  +64 21 279 2770
 

 

Accountant
Suzanne Simpson

Accountant
Suzanne Simpson

I am responsible for financial reporting to the Chief Executive and Management Team.  This essential information enables informed decisions for the daily running of the organisation as well as assisting the team to make budgeting decisions for the future.  My role also encompasses maintaining an overview of the accounting team.

My contact information is:
E: suzannes@compositeretail.coop
P: +64 9 918 6476

Accounts Officer/Credit Control
Julie Thompson

Accounts Officer/Credit Control
Julie Thompson

My role involves processing monthly member accounts including monthly deductions and payments to suppliers.  I also resolve member and supplier account queries and am responsible for credit control for the group.

My contact information is:
E: julie@compositeretail.coop
P: +64 9 918 6477