Woolworths Group announced that Managing Director of Woolworths Group, Brad Banducci, has given notice of his intention to retire and, by agreement with the Board, will leave in September 2024. Brad will retire after 13 years with Woolworths Group, and eight and a half years as Group CEO. The Woolworths Group Board also announced the appointment of Amanda Bardwel as managing director, to commence on 1 September 2024, following the release of the Group's 2024 financial year results.

Amanda Bardwel has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing from the Queensland Only University of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of NSW. Amanda has nearly 30 years experience in retail, 23 years of those at Woolworths Group. Amanda brings a deep understanding of traditional and modern retail, has delivered multiple transformations, and has led and use helped to build two of Woolworths Group's most successful growth businesses in eCommerce and Loyalty.

Amanda also has extensive experience in the Food business including Head of Marketing for Woolworths Supermarkets.