Asset Protection & Risk Mitigation Series – Featuring Rob Beastall & Adrian Beck


Join Brand Elverston as he welcomes some of the world’s foremost authorities from industry and academia for a series of open and interactive discussions about many of the most important issues impacting retail in the areas of asset protection and risk mitigation.

Brand’s guest for this conversation is Rob Beastall, Vice President (retired), Asset Protection, Walmart Canada, and Professor Adrian Beck – Emeritus Professor, The University of Leicester, for a discussion about total loss versus traditional shrink.


About Rob Beastall
A retail professional with 24 years experience with Walmart & Asda operations and have supported all operations in the countries Walmart International operates.

A passionate coach, influencer and results driven individual having responsibility for creating supporting and strategic programs to indemnify and mitigate loss across both retail stores and logistics operations.

Laterally, having direct responsibility for Walmart Canada’s Retail field support teams, Total Loss, Security and Business Continuity.


About Adrian Beck
Professor Beck is one of the world’s pre-eminent specialists in the field of retail loss prevention. Advising retailers across the globe, his cutting-edge research regularly provides the retail industry with powerful new insights into how it can better understand, manage and control the significant losses it experiences. By developing critical new thinking, together with innovative management tools and techniques, Professor Beck has radically redefined how companies can grow their profits through selling more and losing less.

He is academic advisor to ECR Retail Loss and regularly undertakes a range of studies on their behalf to improve awareness and understanding of the problems of loss throughout retail supply chains. He developed the concept of Total Retail Loss, focussed upon enabling businesses to better understand the overall impact losses can have upon their organizations. He has also recently completed ground-breaking studies measuring the impact and control of losses associated with self-scan checkouts, the use of video technologies in retailing, and the potential role of RFID technologies in retailing. He is currently looking at the issue of losses associated with E-commerce as well as carrying out a wide- ranging review evaluating the control of self-scan systems.

Now an Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester in the UK, where he was one of the founders of the School of Criminology in 1989 and Head of Department, he regularly organizes and speaks at conferences and workshops around the world.


About Brand Elverston
Brand has over 25 years of experience in the retail asset protection/risk mitigation business channel.

After nearly a dozen years as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army, Brand began his retail career with Walmart’s then Loss Prevention division in 1995, retiring in 2017 to impact the overall industry more effectively, and more broadly.

Brand’s undeniable passions are in the emerging technology scope, not legacy solutions, designed to align innovative risk mitigation measures more effectively with emerging retail business pursuits.


Series Sponsors
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