Wesfarmers has offered the co-founder of job search site Seek Paul Bassat the position as director of the company, which will be subject to shareholder approval at the company’s November annual general meeting.

Wesfarmers chairman Bob Every has welcomed Bassat on board.

“I am sure he will make a great contribution to our company,” he said.

“Paul brings a track record of innovative leadership and operating success at CEO level and provides us with invaluable knowledge and expertise in online business and e-commerce.”

The Melbourne-based Bassat also served as CEO and the joint-CEO at Seek from 1997 until 2011. He is a director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, an AFL Commissioner on the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne.