Tristram Gray

Chief People and Capability Officer, Kmart Australia

Tristram is the Chief People & Capability Officer for the Kmart Group.

Tristram joined the Kmart business in February 2018 as the General Manager Human Resources. Upon the establishment of the Kmart Group in January 2019, Tristram was appointed to Chief People & Capability Officer for the Kmart Group globally and leads the People & Capability function which spans across Kmart and Target (Australia and New Zealand), Kmart Group Asia, Anko International and recently acquired Australian online retailer Catch. Tristram is responsible for the Kmart Group’s People Strategy with key focus areas on Talent, Culture, Leadership, People Systems and Future of Work for over 50,000 team members.

Prior to Kmart, Tristram was the Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India where he led an award-winning team based in over ten countries, covering 40 markets and approximately 17,000 employees and was responsible for Ericsson’s People Strategy in the region. Prior to this Tristram held other senior HR roles within Ericsson and several senior HR and Employee Relations roles with some of Australia’s largest national retailers as part of the Coles Group. Tristram commenced his career as an industrial relations specialist in the construction industry.

Tristram’s career has spanned more than 25 years, in complex, varied business environments, cultures and industries – ranging from those experiencing rapid growth to those which have required a fundamental business turnaround.

He holds a Bachelor of Business, Double Major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He is also an alumnus of the Columbia University in New York and the University of Boston Executive Programs.