Joined the Board: 2006
Committee: Strategic Planning and Finance
Roger was CEO and group managing director of Woolworths Limited, the largest retail company in Australia, from 1990 to 2006. He remains an advisor to the Woolworths board. Roger also serves on the boards of numerous other companies: He is a director of the Reserve Bank of Australia and Deputy chairman of PrimeAg Australia (a major Australian farming enterprise). He is chairman of Fairfax Media Limited (a major Australian newspaper, magazine and internet publisher), where he also serves as chairman of the Nominations Committee and formerly served as chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.
He is a director and non-executive chairman of Mayne Pharma Group Limited, an Australian specialist pharmaceutical company, and a former member of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership. He is a former founding director of Outback Stores, a commercial venture supported by the government to provide retail facilities for communities in remote Australia. He is a member of the advisory council of the Australian Graduate School of Management for the University of New South Wales, and is also the former chairman of CIES Food Business Forum (France).
Roger is chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, chairman of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (Randwick & Westmead) Advisory Board, and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Group of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney.