Former Myer manager takes up Woolworths director role

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 12th September 2011

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has announced that Penny Winn will be rejoining the company as Director Multi-Channel. The role involves driving Woolworths’ sales through online and mobile devices.

In this new role Penny will consolidate Woolworths’ fastgrowing multi-channel strategies and help drive our online offers across all trading divisions. She will also take responsibility for customer engagement and analytics, including the supermarket chain’s Everyday Rewards program.

Deputy CEO Grant O’Brien said he was thrilled to have Ms Winn rejoin Woolworths to lead a key strategic growth platform for the company.

Mr O’Brien said, “Combined with her strong change management and strategic planning skills, Penny will lead the group’s fast-growing multi-channel offer and customer engagement strategy.”

Ms Winn commenced her retail career at Grace Bros, before joining Woolworths Limited in1987. During her 19 years with the company, she held a number of key roles, including General Manager Project Mercury (responsible for the reorganisation of the Woolworths Supply Chain), General Manager Retail Support and National Manager Banking.

In 2006 Ms Winn was seconded to the role of Director of Strategy and Change at Asda Stores U.K. PLC (a division of Walmart). Since 2008, Ms Winn was Executive General Manager Merchandise and Logistics for Myer, Australia’s largest department store chain.