The Chairman of Woolworths Limited, Mr Ralph Waters, today announced the appointment of Mr Scott Perkins as a Non-Executive Director. The appointment fills the vacancy created when Mr Tom Pockett retired from the board in July.
Mr Perkins has extensive Australian and international experience as a leading corporate adviser. He was most recently, Head of Corporate Finance for Deutsche Bank Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Executive Committee with overall responsibility for the Bank’s activities in this region. He was also a member of the Asia Pacific Corporate and Investment Bank Management Committee. Prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank New Zealand and Deputy CEO of Bankers Trust New Zealand. Mr Perkins’ experience encompasses advising leading local and international companies across a broad range of markets on strategy, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets matters.
Mr Perkins is an active participant in the not for profit communities in Australia and New Zealand. He has a long-standing commitment to breast cancer causes, the visual arts and public policy development.
Mr Perkins is also a Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and was a Director of Meridian Energy (1999-2002).
Mr Waters said; “On behalf of my fellow Directors, I am delighted to welcome Scott to the Board. He has had a distinguished career in investment banking and his extensive experience in the corporate advisory and capital markets arenas together with his proven track record in leadership roles will provide important additional skills to the Board. We very much look forward to Scott’s contribution and working with him in the future.”
Mr Perkins’ appointment is effective from 1 September 2014.