Jeff AdamsBA, Business Administration & Management
CEO, Metcash Group
Jeff has over 40 years of international retail experience across domestic and international businesses in the United States, Europe, Asia, Central America, and the Middle East. Most recently, Jeff was Chief Executive Officer of Operations for Turkey at Tesco Kipa.
Jeff served as an Executive Vice President of Operations at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. from 2008. Before moving to Fresh & Easy, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Lotus since 2004. He was instrumental in starting Lotus in 1993.
Brad SollerB.Comm, B.Acc, M.Comm, CA (SA)
CFO, Metcash Group
Brad joined Metcash in January 2015 and prior to that was the CFO of David Jones and CFO of Lendlease. Brad is a Chartered Accountant having worked with PwC in both London and Johannesburg.
CEO, Supermarkets & Convenience
Scott began his career with Metcash in the ALM business 25 years ago and was appointed CEO of ALM in December 2013. In March 2018 Scott was appointed CEO, Supermarkets & Convenience.
His areas of experience cover warehousing operations and management, sales, retail operations, state general management and marketing management.
Rod PritchardDip Marketing
Interim Chief Executive
Australian Liquor Marketers (ALM)
In 2015, Rod joined ALM and was General Manager, Merchandise for three years before being appointed as interim CEO in April 2018.
Rod Pritchard has over 18 years’ experience in the liquor industry, including a 15-year period with Brown-Forman (operating as Swift & Moore until 2006). Rod has extensive industry experience across sales, account management and business management.
Mark LaidlawB.Ec, CPA
CEO, Independent Hardware Group
Mark joined Metcash in 2001 and was appointed CEO of Mitre 10 Australia in May 2010.
Mark has extensive experience in general management, sales, operations and commercial management and prior to joining Metcash, Mark worked for Mobil Oil.
Linda VenablesB.Sc Hons, GAICD
Chief Logistics Officer, Food & Liquor
Linda started with Metcash in October 2013 and was appointed Chief Logistics Officer in February 2015.
Linda’s career spans both FMCG and Retail, including 3rd party logistics in Europe and the Australian retail market. Linda also has extensive systems implementation, program management and M&A experience.
Edwin GearB.Sc, MBA
Chief Information Officer
Edwin joined Metcash in 2014 and was appointed as Group CIO in April 2015. Edwin is responsible for IT’s cross-functional collaboration with group companies.
Before joining Metcash Edwin held various executive roles in merchandising, logistics and technology with Foodstuffs Wellington and Mitre10 in New Zealand and Supergroup in South Africa.
Penny CoatesBA Hons, Chartered Fellow CIPD, GAICD
Chief People & Culture Officer
Penny joined Metcash in 2015 as Chief People & Culture Officer. Penny has extensive international HR and line management experience gained in the retail, financial services and professional services industries.
Prior to joining Metcash Penny worked for TAL as their Chief Customer Service & Operations Officer.