Executive Officer, Colin Shearing

Business Victor Harbor’s Board has announced the appointment of Colin Shearing, former CEO, SA Independent Retailers Association, as its first Executive Officer.

We are delighted to appoint Colin Shearing as our inaugural Executive Officer, which initially will be a part-time position.

It’s tremendous to have such a renown South Australian leader to work with our Board, who is a 5th generation SA family business and continues to lobby in the best interests of all SA businesses.

With 30+ years’ experience in CEO and executive management roles, industry leadership, and advocacy in the interests of supporting local SA business owners across the State, Colin delivers an outstanding package and array of industry knowledge, strong networks and government relations at all levels

Colin is already well connected with several of the region’s industry and community networks including retail, wholesale, personal services, hospitality, tourism, motor trades, building & construction and employment, training & education 

His tertiary qualifications include Executive MBA; Vocational Grad Cert in Retail Leadership and Diplomas in Retail, Training & Education and Training Design & Development       

Business Victor Harbor is confident that Colin’s leadership will create and maintain strong stakeholder partners at the strategic level and generate innovative approaches to add significant value and towards growing member satisfaction

Other positions held by Colin include:

  • Committee Member           Premier’s Industry Response & Recovery Covid-19
  • Committee Member           Minister’s Single-use Plastic Legislation Taskforce
  • Board Member                  SA & Business Services Skills Training Council
  • Committee Member           Small Business Commissioner’s Retail Shop Leases Committee
  • Director                          South Australian Employment Tribunal
  • Director                           Bring Back Australia
  • Director                           Service Skills SA
  • Director                           HockeySA
  • President                         SA Retailers Association
  • Director                           SA Retail Industry Training Advisory Board
  • Executive Director              SA Retail Industry Training Advisory Board
  • Managing Director             Visionary & Enterprising Management Services Pty Ltd

On the behalf of its members and partners, the Board of Business Victor Harbor welcomes Colin as Executive Officer.  Together we all look forward in working together with the City of Victor Harbor, towards exciting challenges and opportunities, in driving and supporting a vibrant, sustainable and diverse local economy and community.

Colin’s contact details are:

Mobile               0413 282 641

Email                 [email protected]     

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