Dave Chambers, Managing Director of Countdown, is set to take on a new role as Director for Woolworths Supermarkets, based in Sydney.
There has been no mention yet of who will take over Mr Chambers’ current role.
Dave Chambers started his career with Countdown in 1979, as a shelf stacker in a Foodtown store in Auckland.
In 2013, after allegations of bullying were levelled at the chain, then-Labour MP Shane Jones set out to worry the reputation of the company like a dog with a bone.
Dave Chambers handled the whole situation with professionalism and aplomb.
When the Commerce Commission finally found that the allegations were unsubstantiated in late 2014, Mr Chambers responded in his usual fashion, simply stating he was pleased that the investigation was over, and acknowledged the efforts of the many employees who work hard to keep the company functioning.
The company has continued to make a good return in the financial market, with first-half earnings up again.
Ongoing price lockdown and price drop deals appear to be popular (by the way, I’m stoked about the new drop on the bulk HB nappies!)
Dave, all the best.
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