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Benjamin Thompson

Head of Digital Transformation

Digitally Transforming one of the world's largest Omni-channel drinks retailers.

Ben is responsible for influencing & leading the Group in leveraging technology to achieve business strategies. I lead cross-functional teams to transform processes, team structures and influence cultural changes to keep the group evolving and face into the New Normal of ever-changing customer expectations, caused by accelerating technological advancements.

Key Skills/Enablers:

  • Take complicated ideas and boil down for the lowest level of understanding.

  • Navigate complex landscapes and politics.

  • Understand and influence at multiple organizational levels.

  • Understand and work with cultural nuances to achieve aligned objectives.

  • Understand value, identify what different departments are trying to solve for then source and present solutions in different ways.

  • Understand business priorities and map to different and interacting tech solutions

Endeavour Drinks Group is one of the largest drinks companies globally, is a collection of drinks businesses, that include the number 1 and number 2 Australian retail chains, BWS and Dan Murphy's, who collectively have over half the packaged alcohol market nationally.

Prior to his role at Endeavour, Ben helped build & grow an ecommerce start-up in South East Asia and worked agency side on Digital & Experiential campaigns for blue chip global clients in the region.

While currently based in Sydney Australia, Ben is originally from the UK, have studied in France & Cuba and worked in Spain, Japan, Thailand and Singapore. Ben is conversant in 5 languages comfortably and 3 others at a 'survival' level

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