AmCham Business Briefing with Rob Scott, Managing Director, Wesfarmers Limited
31 July 2018
Hyatt Regency Perth
99 Adelaide Terrace
Wesfarmers 2020 and Beyond!
Please join AmCham as we hear recently appointed Managing Director of Wesfarmers, Rob Scott, discuss his approach to taking the reins of Australia’s largest diversified conglomerate, and his thoughts on the dynamic markets in which Australian business operates.
Rob’s first stint at Wesfarmers began in 1993 and after spending time in investment banking, he rejoined the company in 2004 where he has held a range of senior executive roles including as Finance Director of Coles and Managing Director of Wesfarmers’ Insurance Division. He was appointed as the eighth Managing Director of Wesfarmers in its 104-year history at the company’s AGM in November 2017.
After six months in the role, he will give an update on his key priorities including the demerger of Coles, a once-in-a-decade re-positioning of the Wesfarmers portfolio. Beyond portfolio management, Rob will discuss his key focus areas to deliver long-term returns: ensuring that Wesfarmers nurtures great teams & talent, encourages entrepreneurial initiative, and builds on existing data & digital capability. He will touch on the importance of ensuring policy settings that provide a level playing field for Australian businesses which compete in increasingly global markets, and will discuss the Wesfarmers approach to creating value for all stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, and communities.
About Wesfarmers Limited
From its origins in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers' cooperative, Wesfarmers has grown into one of Australia's largest listed companies. With headquarters in Western Australia, its diverse business operations cover supermarkets, liquor, hotels and convenience stores, home improvement, office supplies, department stores, and an industrials division with businesses in chemicals, energy and fertilisers, industrial and safety products, and coal. Wesfarmers is one of Australia's largest private sector employers with around 220,000 employees and has a shareholder base of approximately 530,000.
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American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
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