WHL - Woolworths Holdings - Appointment of chief executive officer and director
of Country Road
WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number 1929/001986/06
Share code: WHL ISIN: ZAE000063863
APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND DIRECTOR OF COUNTRY ROAD
Country Road Limited (CTY), a subsidiary of Woolworths Holdings, listed on the
Australian Stock Exchange, today announced the appointment of John Cheston as
Chief executive officer and Board director with effect from 1 July 2010.
Mr Cheston has more than two decades of senior retail experience. Most recently
Mr Cheston was CEO of Robinsons & Co Ltd, Singapore's largest listed retailer
which has two Robinsons department stores, seven John Little department stores
and six Marks & Spencer franchises in its portfolio. Prior to this,
Mr Cheston spent 18 years at Marks & Spencer, first in the UK and then in Hong
Country Road Chairman, Simon Susman, said: "John Cheston has exceptional
international retail and leadership experience and we are delighted to welcome
him to the business. We are confident he will steer Country Road to a position
of even greater strength and prominence."
Simon Susman (Chief executive officer) on 021 407 2700
Ian Moir (Managing director: Retail and CEO elect) on 021 407 7546
23 March 2010
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
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