Grant O'Brien - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Grant O’Brien’s career extends more than 25 years with Woolworths, starting as an accountant in Purity Supermarkets in Tasmania, a division of Woolworths Limited. He was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. He has held the roles of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and CEO Designate, Chief Operating Officer Australian Food and Petrol, Director New Business Development, General Manager Woolworths Liquor, Senior Business Manager Marketing Supermarkets, and Marketing and Merchandise Manager for Purity. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard in 2010.
Mr O’Brien is a Director of The Consumer Goods Forum, the peak global body for food and grocery retailers and manufacturers; Chairman and Director of the Australian National Retailers Association Ltd and a member of the Business Council of Australia. Mr O’Brien is also a Director of the Avner Nahmani Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
Mr O’Brien was appointed a Director of Woolworths Limited in April 2011. On 17 June 2015 it was announced that Mr O’Brien will retire from the Company no sooner than late November 2015.