Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilizers (WesCEF) announces the resignation of its Managing Director Tom O’Leary

Perth, Australia, 2016-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers (WesCEF) Managing Director Tom O’Leary has resigned to take up the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Iluka Resources Limited (ASX:ILU).

Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder congratulated Mr O’Leary on his new appointment and on his contribution to Wesfarmers in his 16 years with the Group. Mr O’Leary joined Wesfarmers in Business Development and later became its Executive General Manager, before being appointed Managing Director of Wesfarmers Energy in 2009 and Managing Director of the newly formed WesCEF the following year.

“Tom’s enormous contribution to Wesfarmers included playing very important roles in the integration of Hardwarehouse into Bunnings, following the takeover of Howard Smith Limited, in 2000 and in the acquisition of the Coles Group in 2007,” Mr Goyder said.

“More recently, he has led the growth and improved the performance of our chemicals, energy and fertilizers business, including the completion of the major expansion of our ammonium nitrate production, within time and budget, and implementing a significantly increased focus and improved performance in safety.”

Ian Hansen, currently Chief Operating Officer of WesCEF, will remain in that role and report to Rob Scott, Managing Director of the Wesfarmers Industrials division. The division houses WesCEF, Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety and Wesfarmers Resources.

Mr Hansen has been with Wesfarmers for more than 30 years and has been Chief Operating Officer of WesCEF since 2014. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Wesfarmers Chemicals and Fertilisers from October 2007 until it merged with the Wesfarmers Energy division, after which he became Chief Executive Officer, Chemicals.

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Cathy Bolt
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Aleksandra Spaseska General Manager, Investor Relations
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Source: Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers announces organisational restructure and senior management changes that will streamline the Group’s management and better position it for future growth

PERTH, Australia, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers has announced an organisational restructure and senior management changes that will streamline the Group’s management and better position it for future growth.

Wesfarmers’ three industrial businesses – Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers (WesCEF), Resources, and Industrial and Safety (WIS) – will be clustered under a new Industrials Division of which Rob Scott will be Managing Director.

Former Insurance Division Managing Director Anthony Gianotti has been appointed Finance Director of the new Industrials Division.

Olivier Chretien, who has been WIS Managing Director since 2008, will now lead the Group’s Business Development and Corporate Planning functions. Tim Bult moves from Business Development to a new role where he will oversee Wesfarmers’ associated businesses and further develop the Group’s offshore business development networks.

Resources Managing Director Stewart Butel and WesCEF Managing Director Tom O’Leary will report to Mr Scott, who will also have day-to-day responsibility for WIS.

Mr Chretien and Mr Bult will report to Wesfarmers Finance Director Terry Bowen.

As part of these changes, Rob Scott’s responsibilities for Financial Services will transition to Coles Digital Director Roger Sniezek. Wesfarmers’ other retail divisions – Home Improvement and Office Supplies, Kmart and Target – are not affected by the changes.

Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder said the changes would streamline the Group’s reporting and decision-making structure.

“This is the next step in the evolution of the Wesfarmers businesses,” Mr Goyder said. “It will enhance sharing of knowledge and ideas between naturally clustered business units, reinforce our performance and development culture and better position the Group for growth.”

For more information:

Mark Scatena
General Manager, Investor Relations & Planning
(+61) 8 9327 4416 or (+61) 439 979 398
Alan Carpenter
Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs
(+61) 8 9327 4267 or (+61) 438 903 674