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Woolworths Holdings appoints Gail Kelly as director

Staff writer | Cape Town, South Africa | September 14, 2015
Woolworths HoldingsSeptember 14, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa - Woolworths Holdings, a retailer, announced the appointment of Gail Kelly as an independent non-executive director of the company from October 1, 2015.
Ms. Kelly has enjoyed an illustrious banking career spanning 35 years, split equally between South Africa and Australia.

While in South Africa, Ms. Kelly held a number of senior executive positions in the Nedbank Group. Over the past 13 years, she has served as the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of two banks in Australia - St. George Bank from 2002 to 2007 and Westpac from 2008 to 2015.

Ms. Kelly retireed in February this year. Her current responsibilities include the international roles of being a Member of the Group of Thirty and the Global Board of Advisors at the US Council on Foreign Relations.

Ms. Kelly also serves as a Director of the Business Council of Australia and as the Ambassador for Women's Empowerment for CARE Australia.


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