Chief Information Officer | GM Digital & Technology at Calibre Group Experienced senior IT leader with 25 years’ industry experience across Australia & Asia, with a passion and specialisation in leading IT/Digital transformations and fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration through Agile ways of working.
Diverse experiences and exposure to consulting, enterprise solutions, architecture, business intelligence, complex strategies/roadmaps, infrastructure modernisation, security, contract negotiations, end user computing/collaboration solutions and new disruptive emerging technologies that are reshaping traditional business models.
A strong values, team and results focused leader with an outstanding track record in shaping and delivering cost effective, innovative and resilient solutions in complex business environments. Melissa has earned a reputation for building and leading high-performance teams which deliver high-value outcomes, making the complex simple, removing obstacles and creating inspiring world-class customer / employee experiences. I thrive in fast paced environments.
Dimarchos is an award-winning Mentor, Global business advisor and coach, an indefatigable philanthropist, TEdX speaker and author who believes that knowledge is only of value when shared.
As a professional advisor and motivational voice, she dedicates her time to sharing lived experiences and knowledge that combines people, business and situational skills to deliver tangible tools and skills to clients and businesses across the globe. Her values take centre stage and business becomes honest and expressive.
She has clear boundaries in the way she lives life and works and together with her values steps forward into every challenge knowing the impact she can create.
With over 3 decades of experience in finance, setting-up and scaling businesses, a counselling degree, and certification in psychological safety she supports people to realise their unspoke ambition so they can step outside their comfort zone that would normally hold them back.
Through empathy and strategic positioning, she empowers people to establish healthy professional boundaries, think limitlessly and create the impact they want.
She believes in showing people a path and leading the way so that they can sustainably transform in business and in life.
“I believe, that as we rise, it is important to also lift those around us”. Cathy Dimarchos
A senior retail executive, I have spent the last 20+ years developing and delivering my end to end business & leadership skills in Retail/wholesale businesses. With a love for design, and a desire to make a difference in the lives of individuals, within the business, and as customers/ communities, I have had the great privilege to have worked with some great entrepreneurs, and businesses who have absolutely made a credible difference in their world of expertise.
I am now in a privileged position to take what I love most, and provide support to individuals, business owners, entrepreneurs through mentoring, coaching and education tools that enable them to design their best lives, their best businesses, and their best pathways to success.
I have demonstrated expertise in:
General Management of a Retail/Wholesale business.
Leadership of large teams 30+
Optimising operating costs through re-evalution and implementation of systems, processes and structures
Management of Merchandise Planning, Replenishment and Supply Chain functions
Category/ Brand Portolio management
Management of store & DC operations
Product Design and Development
Commercial Business Management
Ecommerce Management including site design, content management, marketing
Wholesale Sales Operations
Sourcing/ Importing/ Freight Management
Sector experience: Big Box Discount Retailing, Stationery and Office Supplies, Fashion Apparel, Homewares, Beauty & Cosmetics.