Rob McCartney was appointed Managing Director of Format & Network Development, Woolworths Group in July 2020. Prior to this, Rob held the role of Format Development Director for Australian Food where he led the Woolworths Renewal program, repositioning the supermarket customer proposition.
Rob is an experienced retailer with over 26 years’ experience driving innovation and operationalising strategy. Starting his career in stores for Woolworths South Africa, Rob progressed through various roles within the business including operations, buying and supply chain.
In 2001, Rob joined Cap Gemini Ernst & Young in Sydney where he specialised in retail and supply chain transformation across Asia. Following this, Rob joined Coles to work in their supply chain group before moving into format transformation and supporting the supermarkets' format turnaround under Wesfarmers ownership. Rob has also held senior roles at 7-Eleven and Target prior to joining Woolworths Group in December 2015.