Appointment of independent non-executive director
Woolworths Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1929/001986/06)
Share code: WHL
("Woolworths Holdings" or "the Company")
APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Board of Woolworths Holdings is delighted to announce the appointment of Gail Kelly as
an independent non-executive director of the Company, with effect from 1 October 2015.
Gail has enjoyed an illustrious banking career spanning 35 years, split equally between
South Africa and Australia. While in South Africa, Gail held a number of senior executive
positions in the Nedbank Group. Over the past 13 years, she has served as the Group Chief
Executive Officer and Managing Director of two banks in Australia - St.George Bank from
2002 to 2007 and Westpac from 2008 to 2015. In 2008, these two banks came together
under Gail's leadership in what was the largest in-market merger in Australian financial
services. At the time of her retirement in February this year, The Westpac Group was the
country's 2nd largest bank and the 12th largest bank in the world, in terms of market
Her current responsibilities include the international roles of being a Member of the Group of
Thirty and the Global Board of Advisors at the US Council on Foreign Relations. She also
serves as a Director of the Business Council of Australia and as the Ambassador for
Women's Empowerment for CARE Australia.
10 September 2015
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
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