Jeff Adams (outgoing)BA, 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.
Doug Jones (incoming)BComm, Accounting, Tax, Auditing, Information Systems, CA(SA)
CEO, Metcash Group
Doug Jones is an experienced executive with extensive wholesale, retail and eCommerce experience. He spent 14 years with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Massmart group which is majority-owned by Walmart Inc. It has leading market positions in wholesale food, liquor, home improvement and general merchandise.
Before joining Metcash Doug was CEO and Senior Vice President of Massmart Wholesale, which includes ‘big box’ format food, liquor, and general merchandise stores serving retail, commercial and wholesale customers; cash and carry stores; buying groups that service wholesale and independent retail customers; and a number of eCommerce platforms.
Doug is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has previously held senior finance positions in Makro SA, Amalgamated Beverages Industries Limited and The South African Breweries, all in Johannesburg, CocaCola Enterprises in Canada, and Deloitte in both Canada and South Africa.
Alistair BellB.Ec (Sydney), CA, MAICD
CFO, Metcash Group
Alistair joined Metcash in 2020 as the Group CFO.
Alistair has extensive capital-markets experience and executive leadership in managing international organisations with portfolio of businesses.
Alistair has held various CFO, COO and strategy positions in a range of industries with ASX listed, private equity and multi-national corporations. Most recently, he was the Group CFO of GrainCorp for almost 10 years. Alistair has broad experience as a Non- Executive Director, including as Chairman of Audit & Risk Committees.
Simon BurtonB.A (Hons), Economics
Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Metcash Group
Simon is a globally experienced executive with over 25 years’ experience focused on FMCG and retail businesses, strategy and transformation. He worked most recently with Lion Nathan as Group Strategy and Corporate Development Director. Prior to that worked across strategy and business transformation at Partners in Performance and Momentum Partners (now part of KPMG)
Prior to emigrating to Australia in 2010, Simon worked in London for Bupa as Customer Proposition and Strategy Director building on his experience as a Director in investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort’s European food, consumer and retail group and as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co serving consumer and retail clients.
CEO, Metcash Food
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.
CEO, Australian Liquor Marketers
Chris joined Metcash in July 2019 as CEO of Australia Liquor Marketers (ALM).
Chris has over 30 years of experience in FMCG including Lion and Woolworths. Most recently Chris was Director of Pinnacle Drinks, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Woolworths’ Endeavour Drinks Group.
Annette WelshCEO, Independent Hardware Group
Annette joined Metcash in 2010 and held the roles of GM of Operations and GM Merchandise prior to being appointed CEO of Independent Hardware Group in 2020.Annette has global experience across retail and wholesale and prior to joining Metcash worked for Marks & Spencer and IBM.
David ReeveCIO, Metcash Group
David joined Metcash as Chief Information Officer in July 2019.
He has over 20 years of experience gained across a wide spectrum of industries including Financial Services, Education, Defence and Airlines.
Prior to joining Metcash David was CIO of Macquarie University. He was responsible for the delivery of technology capabilities that enhanced the lives of students and staff as well as the clinicians and patients at MQHealth.
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.