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Woolworths appoints new supermarket boss

Woolworths has appointed experienced Tesco executive Claire Peters as managing Director, Woolworth Supermarkets.

Peters brings with her more than 20 years of retail experience, most recently as Chief Operating Office of Tesco Thailand, where she currently has overall responsibility for the supermarkets supply chain and logistics encompassing 60,000 employees across 1,900 stores and six distribution centres.

In her new role, she will report to CEO Brad Banducci and lead a team of more than 115,000 team members across 992 supermarkets.

“After an extensive search for the right candidates, we are delighted to welcome someone of Claire’s calibre to our team,” Banducci said in a statement.

“Woolworths is one of Australia’s most iconic brands. The strategy for our transformation is clearly defined and starting to deliver results. Claire has a proven track record in working with teams to deliver against key strategic objectives and she is the right person to work with our tea to continue the good progress we have already made.”

Peters will assume the role on 1 July 2017.

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