About AUR

Leadership team

Rick Wight
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s largest truly independent supermarket group, Rick leads the brand’s 635 stores with 26 years of corporate business.

An accountant by profession, Rick’s strong background in finance, franchising and strategy management has helped the company secure challenger-brand status in the highly competitive supermarket industry.

Rick joined AUR in the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

Tim Heath
Retail Services Manager

Tim joined AUR in 2005 soon after the creation of the new AUR company. Tim’s team at AUR includes Network Planning, Store Design and Equipment Procurement.

Tim’s experience spans roles in both the public and private sector, with over 20-years of experience in the supermarket industry, including 9 years at Coles. With expertise across a range of fields of network planning, sales forecasting, statistical modelling, industry & government advocacy, and market and demographic trends.

Midhat Massoud
Executive General Manager Merchandise

Midhat has worked with AUR since 2021 as a senior executive.

As a strategic member of our commercial team, he has continued to deliver sustainable growth and profitability to shareholders. His retail experience and knowledge both in a Supermarket corporate chain environment and in a fragmented independent store ownership business have continued to deliver successful results.

Renee Werner
Marketing & Retail Communications Manager

Renee joined AUR in 2021 and has brought a wealth of knowledge and marketing expertise to the organisation.

With over 20 years’ industry experience Renee and her team have refreshed the FoodWorks brand and cultivated a range of successful digital campaigns for AUR stores. Heading up Marketing, Communications, Digital and Advertising Renee continues to uplift and expand brand opportunities for AUR retailers and FoodWorks stores.

Lynne Scop
Financial Controller

With extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer within local and international contexts, Lynne has a record of accomplishment for contributing to the overall success of a company through the effective management of all financial objectives. In her 4 years with AUR Lynne has achieved incredible results and managed her team with great effect.

Brad Slater
Head of Technology

Brad has spent over 25 years in the independent grocery and liquor supermarket industry. This has included working with food and liquor wholesalers including Composite Buyers and Australian Independent Wholesalers and he currently holds the role of Head of Technology at Australian United Retailers.

Brad leads a highly skilled and dedicated Information Technology team to internally deliver IT services, Business Intelligence, data analytics and drives process automation utilising technology.


AUR has been our partner in business for over 10 years. Our association with AUR has always allowed us the flexibility to run our business, our way.

AUR has given us their hands-on support consistently during our time as a member. We have transformed what was a small general store into a competitive, well ranged, small supermarket.

This success has been achieved through extensive support, literally from the ground up, coupled with promotional programs, which keep us competitive in the market, all whilst still advocating for our unique independence.

Kate & Philip Mete
— FoodWorks Yungaburra
Kate & Philip Mete

“Your independence is our point of difference”

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