2023 Online Retail Summit New Zealand Advisory Board

Richard Kelsey

Beer Cartel

Richard Kelsey is a co-founder and Director of Beer Cartel, Australia’s leading online retailer of craft beer. He has over 12 years retail management experience in the liquor industry. Prior to this he worked in market research consulting to Australia’s leading brands including Commonwealth Bank, Optus, American Express, James Squire and many more. Richard has a true passion for celebrating and helping grow craft beer in Australia. In 2016 he created the Australian Craft Beer Survey which has quickly become the most influential annual report on craft beer trends in Australia and has had over 80,000 people take part. He is also a board member of Retail Drinks, a national industry body designed to support the off-premise liquor industry. In 2019 and 2021 Richard was ranked among the Top 50 people in E-Commerce in Australia by Inside Retail. When not working Richard can be found sharing his love of craft beer with others or taking his daughters on another bushwalk adventure.