Meet the CEO of our Industry’s peak body and discuss what you need policy and decision makers to know.
Wednesday 11 September
Exhibition Centre, Level 3 - Room E3.1
10:45am-11:45am, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, 1:15pm- 2:15pm
As the peak body representing 47,518 businesses, the R&CA needs to hear from industry owners and decision makers. While aware of many issues and pain points, R&CA needs to hear specific stories and examples. Also perhaps emerging issues not yet on the agenda.
R&CA frequently has the ear of influencing groups like Fair Work, local, state and federal government policy and decision makers and this is a chance for restaurateurs, café and coffee shop owners to tell your story:
Confidentially behind Closed doors
Directly to the CEO of the Restaurant and Catering Association
Openly among peers
Take this opportunity to have your story heard, understood and told.
Meet Wes Lambert, CEO of Restaurant & Catering Association
Wes Lambert CPA, GIA (Cert) MAICD, commenced with Restaurant & Catering in May 2019. Most recently he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director for Velocity Group, a retail industry holding company based in the United States. Mr Lambert previously served as Executive Director, Secretary and Financial Controller for Pacific Restaurant Group Ltd (Kingsleys, ChopHouse, & Jamie’s Italian), Australia’s first public unlisted Full-Service Restaurant Group, from 2007 to 2012, where he was responsible for the restructure and IPO of the Group as well as securing the Master Franchise Agreement for Jamie’s Italian in Australia/NZ.
Prior to that Mr Lambert was an Investment Banker in Restaurant Capital before owning and managing multiple hospitality venues in Asia and the United States. Over the past 19 years he has honed his skills in networking, stakeholder management & reporting, governance, financial planning & analysis, strategic planning, and operations management across multiple venues in multiple jurisdictions both locally and abroad.
Mr Lambert has prior experience with R&CA, having served on both the NSW and QLD Boards of R&CA as well as serving as the Treasurer of the QLD Board and has been featured in the R&C Magazine.