Ian has worked with Woolworths Holdings for 21 years, as CEO at Country Road Group and 10 years as Chief Executive of Woolworths and Woolworth Group. During his tenure, he has been always very supportive to our association. In particular, Ian hosted the IGDS Global High Potential Group in 2016 in Cape Town and he was a speaker at our successful World Department Store Forum 2015 in Rome and 2019 in Tokyo. While Ian was at the helm, Woolies also won various industry awards and recognitions worldwide, including the ‘World’s Best Marketing Campaign at a Department Store’ in 2015 and finalist for ‘The Best Department Store in the World’ in 2008 and 2012.
On behalf of IGDS, we would like to thank Ian for his active support and seamless commitment to IGDS and our members. Join us in wishing Ian all the best.