As Woolworths Food Group just announced, Dave Chambers will be Progressive Enterprises' Managing Director again, a position that he already held from July 2011 to January 2015, before being appointed Director of Woolworths Supermarkets in Australia.
"Dave has made an important contribution to Woolworths during the past year and I know he will provide strong leadership to the Progressive Enterprises business in the future," said Brad Banducci, Managing Director, Woolworths Food Group.
Chambers, who has served the company since 1979 and gained management experience across a variety of roles, will now lead a network of 183 Countdown stores and a team of 18,000 staff.
"While I have a long standing history with Progressive, returning in 2016 is really a new beginning. I’ve loved working in Sydney over the past 12 months and am looking forward to rejoining a great team," he said.
Chambers will take over the role from Acting Managing Director Pat McEntee, who in his turn is heading to Australia to take up a senior role in the Food business.