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 Mr Christopher Colfer as independent
non-executive director of WHL with effect from 1 July 2019. Christopher, who is an Australian
resident will also serve on the Group's Australian subsidiaries' boards and committees of David
Jones and Country Road Group.
Christopher is an experienced non-executive director and former CEO. He has extensive
international retail experience and expertise in e-commerce acquired during his 30-year career in
retail across public, private and start-up businesses in the United Kingdom, Asia, the United States
of America and Australia.
Christopher joined Richemont International ("Richemont") in 2002 where he headed the textiles
businesses Chloe, Shanghai Tang, James Purdey and Son's, Old England and Hackett, as well as
various business development initiatives. In 2005 he was appointed CEO of Alfred Dunhill Limited,
a division of Richemont.
Christopher also led Richemont's early investment in Net-a-Porter, joining its board in 2004. He
oversaw the growth of the business from start-up to ultimate full acquisition by Richemont in 2010.
He stepped down from the board of Net-a-Porter in 2013.
After leaving Richemont in August 2013, Christopher has been active as non-executive director and
investor in several Australian and international growth-focused businesses in Cosmetics, Skincare,
Clothing and e-commerce - including LYST, the largest global fashion search platform.
The Board welcomes Mr Colfer to the Group and looks forward to his contribution.
10 June 2019
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
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