Appointment of independent non-executive director
Woolworths Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number: 1929/001986/06
Share code: WHL
Bond company code: WHLI
("WHL" or "Group")
APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Belinda Earl as an independent
non-executive director of WHL with effect from 1 July 2019.
Belinda has over 30 years' experience in fashion, general merchandise and design. Her executive
career included roles at Marks and Spencer (M&S) with the most recent being Style Director. She
was the CEO of Jaeger, a premium British fashion brand until 2011, and CEO of the department
store group Debenhams Plc from 2000 to 2003. She joined the Board of Debenhams Plc in 1999
after a career of fifteen years in the group. Over that time, Belinda held roles in buying and
merchandising and as Trading Director with accountability for various business segments. She
started her career as a graduate trainee at Harrods and held her first management positions there.
Belinda was awarded an OBE for services to retail in 2017 and remains part of the British Fashion
Council's Positive Committee.
The Board welcomes Ms Earl to the Group and looks forward to her contribution to the Board.
9 May 2019
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