Richard Goyder AO Wesfarmers Limited

Richard Goyder, CEO & MD of Wesfarmers


From Coal Mines to Coles

Wesfarmers’s varied operations cover supermarkets, department stores, home improvement, office supplies, insurance, chemicals, fertilizers and coal mining.

Join us for breakfast on Friday, 23 November 2012, to share Wesfarmers CEO and managing director Richard Goyder’s story of managing this diverse, national conglomerate from Perth.

About Richard Goyder

Richard joined Wesfarmers in 1993, after working in various commercial roles at Tubemakers of Australia Ltd.  He held a number of commercial positions in Wesfarmers’ Business Development Department, including General Manager.  In 1999, he became Managing Director of Wesfarmers Dalgety Ltd, which became Wesfarmers Landmark Ltd.  In 2002, Richard became Finance Director of Wesfarmers Ltd.  He was appointed Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Wesfarmers Ltd in May 2004 and assumed the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer during 2005.

In 2007, Richard transformed Wesfarmers with the successful acquisition of the Coles Group.  At more than $19 billion, this purchase was the biggest transaction in Australian corporate history. 

Richard joined the Board of Wesfarmers Ltd in 2002 and is director of a number of Wesfarmers group subsidiaries.  Outside of his Wesfarmers board commitments, Richard is also a member of th AFL Commission, the UWA Business School, the Business Council of Australia, and Chairman of Scotch College in Perth.

Richard has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

He lives in Perth with his wife, Janine, and four children.

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Event Details

Friday, 23 November, 2012
7am (7.30 start ) - 9am sharp
Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Seat Price:
$120.00 ($110.00 for paid subscribers)
Tables (10):
$1 100.00
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