John was appointed Managing Director of Coles in July 2014 and joined Coles in July 2008 as Merchandise Director. He was subsequently appointed Chief Operating Officer in June 2013. From 2005 to 2008, John held the roles of Trading Director and Chief Operating Officer at The Carphone Warehouse PLC, the UK's largest independent mobile phone retailer.
John has added a wealth of customer, product and buying knowledge to Coles having worked for 17 years with Safeway Stores PLC in the UK, a large scale food retailer that operates supermarkets, convenience and fuel outlets. His experience spans areas such as buying, marketing, commercials, product development and leading high-performing teams.