Company Information

Management Team

Rodney Orrock

Rodney Orrock

Group CEO
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Rodney Orrock

Rodney Orrock

Group CEO
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Rodney joined Best & Less Group as Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Since commencing Rodney has overseen both the Best & Less and Postie businesses.

Rodney has over 35 years of retail and supply chain experience, running national teams and groups across diverse product areas. During this period Rodney has worked for brands such as IBM, Harvey Norman, and DOMAYNE. Spanning across business functions such as sales, marketing, merchandising, operations and as a business owner and operator.

Rodney is a customer focussed and practical retail leader. Since joining Best&Less in 2016 he has transformed the business from a Promotional Hi – Lo discounter to an Every Day Low Price customer centric business with the focus on increasing customer traffic through better attraction and relevance, and leveraging the businesses volumes to achieve better value outcomes.

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Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Group CFO & Company Secretary
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Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Group CFO & Company Secretary
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Andrew joined Best & Less Group as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. He has been responsible for financial and accounting at Best & Less Group.

Andrew has 38 years of experience in Finance & Accounting, including at Jalco, Sheridan International and KPMG.

Andrew has Extensive experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing and supply chain, both locally and internationally.

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Linda Leonard

Linda Leonard

CEO
Postie NZ

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Linda Leonard

Linda Leonard

CEO
Postie NZ

Originally from the UK, Linda held a successful merchandising career at Arcadia Group, owner of high street retailers including Topshop and Dorothy Perkins, before a 10-year tenure leading teams at British multinational retailer Debenhams. Locally she has held senior roles in buying and planning at The Warehouse, Farmers and Number One Shoes. Linda’s international and local fashion experience is a valuable asset.

With more than 30 years' experience in the apparel industry across New Zealand and the UK, Leonard’s strategic planning and business skills will help lead Postie into further growth.

Linda has been an integral part of the senior management team since she joined Postie in 2015. Her contribution helped the company to turn a profit in 2018 and she has built strong foundations for sustainable growth.

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Lily Aforo-Addo

Lily Aforo-Addo

Deputy CFO
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Lily Aforo-Addo

Lily Aforo-Addo

Deputy CFO
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Lily joined Best & Less Group as Group Financial Controller in 2014 and was promoted to Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2021.

Lily is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of accounting and finance experience. Prior to commencing her role at Best & Less Group, Lily spent 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the assurance practice working with large, multi-national listed companies in the retail, FMCG and pharmaceutical industries.

Lily graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Joseph Van Dyk

Joseph Van Dyk

Head of Retail Operations
Best&Less AU

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Joseph Van Dyk

Joseph Van Dyk

Head of Retail Operations
Best&Less AU

Joseph was appointed as Head of Retail in August 2013 with over 10 years’ experience in General Management roles across retail operations. During his tenure he has been responsible for store operations for both the Best and Less and Postie NZ store portfolios including responsibility of the on line fulfilment centre, in store visual merchandising as well as a member of the property committee.

Joseph’s previous leadership roles span across a total of 27 years having worked in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand across both specialty and big box retail formats.

During his career Joseph has worked for several brands which include The Foschini Group, MR Price Group, Rebel Sport, Toys R us, Specialty fashion group and The Just Group.

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Kerry Scotney

Kerry Scotney

Head of Online
Best&Less AU

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Kerry Scotney

Kerry Scotney

Head of Online
Best&Less AU

Kerry joined Best and Less in January 2020 and has nearly 25 years of retail experience in the UK and Australia.

Having led Ecommerce teams in the UK in the Fashion, FMCG and Sportswear categories, Kerry moved to Australia 8 years ago where he has delivered online growth at Speciality Fashion Group and Mosaic Brands.  Now an Australian citizen, he is responsible for leading the Ecommerce, Digital Marketing and CRM functions as well as our in house team of developers.

Kerry graduated from the University of Manchester with an Honours degree in Economics and holds a Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) qualification and is a member of the ARA Digital Advisory Committee.

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Vanessa Noy

Vanessa Noy

Head of Kids Buying
Best&Less AU

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Vanessa Noy

Vanessa Noy

Head of Kids Buying
Best&Less AU

Vanessa commenced her career in Buying and Product Development in May 1997 after graduating studies in both Fashion Production and Design at The Whitehouse Institute of Design. With 25 years of Buying, Design and Product Development experience, 19 of those years Vanessa has spent specialising in Youth and Kids apparel.

Vanessa commenced as a Buyer with Best and Less in 2012, before being promoted into the role of Merchandise Manager and subsequently the Head of Buying – Kidswear in October 2017.  During this time Vanessa identified and established the Baby Berry brand offer and currently leads a team of Kidswear Buying specialists and an in-house design capability to deliver ranges in line with the aspirational Branded market.

Vanessa manages the strategy and allocation of budgets for 0-16 Kids apparel, Baby Basics and Baby Newborn, Kids Underwear and Sleepwear along with Schoolwear and Sports License.

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Andrea Kenworthy

Andrea Kenworthy

Head of Adults Buying
Best&Less AU

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Andrea Kenworthy

Andrea Kenworthy

Head of Adults Buying
Best&Less AU

Andrea joined Best and Less in June 2019 and has over 30 years of experience in retail clothing and footwear buying offices across UK, New Zealand and Australia; with over 15 years at executive level.

Andrea has held previous leadership roles included General Manager for Rivers brand in Specialty Fashion Group, General Manager of Apparel and Home, in New Zealands largest discount retailer, The Warehouse and Headed up the Clothing division of Woolworths in the UK with over 780 stores in the chain.

Andrea currently manages a team of Buyers and Graphic Artists.

Andrea graduated from Nottingham Trent University in UK with a degree in Textiles.

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Angela Astone

Angela Astone

Head of Planning
Best&Less AU

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Angela Astone

Angela Astone

Head of Planning
Best&Less AU

Angela was appointed Head of Planning at Best and Less in 2018.

Angela graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and is now a Senior Retail Executive with 20+ years of experience.  Her experience is broad having worked in global and domestic companies across corporate and franchise models in manufacturing, wholesaling and in particular retailing businesses.  Angela has extensive cross functional experience including finance, business operations, business analysis and insights, inventory management, merchandise planning and supply chain.

Angela’s previous leadership roles include Vice President – Planning & Supply Chain at Luxottica Retail Australia.

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Rosita Van Vuuren

Rosita Van Vuuren

Head of Merchandise Operations
Best&Less AU

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Rosita Van Vuuren

Rosita Van Vuuren

Head of Merchandise Operations
Best&Less AU

Rosita has over 30 years’ experience in the Apparel and Footwear Industry and joined Best & Less in January 2013 as Sourcing and Quality Assurance Manager. In 2017 Rosita graduated from the Australian Institute of Business with a Master of Business Administration.

After successfully running her own clothing manufacturing company , she moved into the retail sector specialising in International Sourcing and Operations, including Supply Chain, Production and Quality. Prior to joining Best&Less Rosita was VP of Operations with Bloch International managing complex supply-bases across multiple countries.

In June 2019 Rosita was appointed to the Best&Less SLT as Head of Merchandise Operations. Rosita’s role has evolved to include Postie Plus International supplier and sourcing collaboration, as well as Sustainability, Ethical Sourcing and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives across the company.

As Head of Merchandise Operations, Rosita works with all operational aspects of the business.

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David Marjoribanks

David Marjoribanks

Head of IT
Best&Less AU

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David Marjoribanks

David Marjoribanks

Head of IT
Best&Less AU

David joined Best & Less as Head of IT in 2013, and has over 25 years’ experience implementing and managing technology solutions in retail.

Previously a senior implementation consultant with Retek, a tier one retail software vendor later acquired by Oracle, he provided functional expertise and business process realignment solutions on numerous transformation projects for local and international retailers.

David has also had IT management roles with other national retailers including Colorado Group and Amart Furniture.

David holds a Masters’ degree in Information Technology Management from Southern Cross University.

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Janine Van Deventer

Janine Van Deventer

Head of Marketing
Best&Less AU

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Janine Van Deventer

Janine Van Deventer

Head of Marketing
Best&Less AU

Janine was appointed as the Head of Marketing middle 2019. She has 20 years of experience in value fashion retail marketing to the mass middle market at one of the biggest retail groups in Southern Africa. She is responsible for the Best&Less customer with the Friends Club programme and research and positioning Best&Less as the Best Value Retailer in Australia. This includes all customer facing messages and creative across all channels. As a mum herself, she has a passion for mum and dedicated to adding value to mum’s life.

Janine is responsible for managing a team of customer specialist, brands specialist, designers &producers and e-comm studio specialist.

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Teresa Gallo

Teresa Gallo

Head of People & Culture
Best&Less AU

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Teresa Gallo

Teresa Gallo

Head of People & Culture
Best&Less AU

Teresa joined Best and Less in 2010 with extensive retail experience over 30 years which has spanned Woolworths Limited, David Jones, Coles Myer Corporate and Target Australia. She has formed part of leadership teams in new businesses, mature markets and in business turnaround.

Starting in Stores in Target, Queensland Teresa quickly fell in love with the fast, dynamic pace of retail, progressing her career through varied HR roles and companies. In her time in retail Teresa has focused on aligning people strategies to business priorities and translating that into action.

She has expertise in organisational change, talent management and succession, culture, leadership team effectiveness and organisational capability building.

At B&L Teresa and her team are responsible for all aspect of People & Culture, Workplace Safety and Payroll.

Teresa holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and selected MBA studies.

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