Steven Cain

Managing Director, Coles

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Steven commenced as Managing Director, Coles in September 2018 and has significant local and international business experience. He began his career with Bain & Company before moving into retail with UK retail group Kingfisher plc, later helping to transform supermarket chain Asda, where his roles included Group Marketing Director, Store Development Director and Grocery Trading Director. Later roles included being CEO of FTSE 100 media group Carlton Communications plc, Managing Director of food, liquor and fuel at Coles Myer, and Operating Director and portfolio company chairman at private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners, before joining Metcash in 2015. Steven was also an adviser to Wesfarmers on its takeover of the Coles Group in 2007.

Steven has attended management programs at Harvard Business School and the London Business School, and holds a Masters of Chemical Engineering degree from the Imperial College London.