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Australian Food and Liquor leadership changes Woolworths Limited (Woolworths) today announced a number of key leadership appointments within its Food and Liquor divisions. 

Woolworths Chief Executive Officer, Grant O’Brien said: “We have appointed a new leadership team under Brad Banducci as Managing Director, Australian Food and Liquor.   

“Our Liquor business is the undisputed market leader and the best example of innovation in Australian retail, and Brad Banducci and his team have furthered that success.

“Brad will continue to have responsibility for Woolworths Liquor Group until a new appointment has been made.  Martin Smith, General Manager of Dan Murphy’s, will act as Director of the Woolworths Liquor Group to provide additional support to Brad.

“Dave Chambers has been appointed Director, Woolworths Supermarkets, reporting to Brad.  Dave has been the Managing Director of Progressive Enterprises in New Zealand for the last four years.  He is a highly experienced supermarket retailer who has honed his skills in the tough and highly price?sensitive market of New Zealand.

“This change places our best talent to lead our biggest businesses.  Together, Brad and Dave bring the right mix of experience and the ability to create a winning operating culture.   

“Steve Donohue has been appointed Acting Managing Director, Progressive Enterprises until a new appointment has been made.

“These changes follow the resignation of Tjeerd Jegen as Managing Director, Australian Supermarkets and Petrol.  I want to thank Tjeerd for his passion and dedication to Woolworths since he joined in 2011,” Mr O’Brien said.   

Tjeerd Jegen said: “After almost four years in Australia and 15 years away from my home country of the Netherlands, I will be returning to Europe.  I would like to thank the Australian Supermarkets and Petrol team for the last four years and would like to wish Brad and Dave all the best in their new roles."

 

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Editors please note: Please click below for CVs for Brad Banducci and Dave Chambers.
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