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Gail Kelly

Independent Non-Executive Director
Woolworths Holdings Ltd
South Africa


Ms. Gail Patricia Kelly is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She has enjoyed an illustrious banking career spanning 35 years, split equally between South Africa and Australia. While in South Africa, Gail held a number of senior executive positions in the Nedbank Group. Over the past 13 years, she has served as the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing director of two banks in Australia as St.George Bank from 2002 to 2007 and Westpac from 2008 to 2015. In 2008, these two banks came together under Gail's leadership in what was the largest in-market merger in Australian financial services. At the time of her retirement in February this year, The Westpac Group was the country's 2nd largest bank and the 12th largest bank in the world, in terms of market capitalisation. Her current responsibilities include the international roles of being a Member of the Group of Thirty and the Global Board of Advisors at the US Council on Foreign Relations. She also serves as a director of the Business Council of Australia and as the Ambassador for Women's Empowerment for CARE Australia.

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