After 10 years serving in senior roles at Woolworths, Greg Foran has resigned from his current position as director of food, liquor and petrol for Australia and New Zealand.
Foran, who has held positions including general manager of Dick Smith and general manager of BIG W, will be leaving Woolworths within the next few months to “pursue new career opportunities”.
Effective immediately, Steve Greentree, general manager Woolworths Liquor
Group, will be appointed to the Woolworths management board. Greentree now heads one of Woolworths key trading portfolios and will report directly to CEO designate Grant O'Brien.
The management changes will also see David Chambers, who leads the New
Zealand supermarkets business as managing director progressive enterprises, also report directly to O'Brien.
Also effective immediately, Luke Dunkerley has been appointed general manager consumer and corporate marketing for the Woolworths Group. In this role Dunkerley will work closely with all the trading divisions, and in particular with the new home improvement business Masters.
Elizabeth Ryley has been appointed general manager marketing for Woolworths Supermarkets Australia. Ryley was previously marketing and communications manager for Progressive Enterprises in New Zealand.
"I am very excited about the talent I am drawing on both internally and externally as we plan for our future. This new team will have a very strong focus on our customers and will enable us to position our business for growth," O’Brien said.