Woolworths chair to stand down; replacement named

Gordon Cairns will retire as the chair of Woolworths Group following the business’ annual meeting on October 26.

Scott Perkins, pictured above, who has been a non-executive director of the company for eight years, will replace Cairns.

Perkins has chaired Origin Energy since October 2020 and has also held senior executive leadership positions at Deutsche Bank.

In an ASX announcement, Cairns said: “It has been a privilege to be the chair of Woolworths Group for the last seven years.

“I am proud of the work that the team and directors have achieved together in transforming Woolworths Group and delivering for our shareholders.”

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