Woolworths has newly appointed two directors to its board.

Chairman James Strong announced the appointment of Jillian Broadbent and Ralph Waters as non-executive directors.

“On behalf of the Woolworths Board, I am delighted to welcome Jillian and Ralph to the company. They bring a tremendous array of skills, knowledge and experience to the table and we look forward to the contribution,” Strong said in a statement.

Broadbent has experience in consumer goods and retail property, previously serving on the board of Coca-Cola Amatil and Westfield Group.

Meanwhile, Waters has held management position in the Australasian building products industry at companies including Fletcher Building and Fisher & Paykel Appliances.