Metcash has appointed a new chief executive after Jeff Adams notified the board of his decision to retire from the role.
Mr Adams will be succeeded by Doug Jones, currently chief executive and senior vice president of South African-based Massmart Wholesale.
“Doug’s extensive and distinguished international experience across wholesale, retail and eCommerce markets made him the standout candidate to succeed Jeff,” said Metcash chairman Rob Murray.
“He is passionate about the success of independent retailers and we are looking forward to him joining us and taking the company forward.”
Mr Jones will join Metcash on February 1, and will work closely with Mr Adams on a smooth transition into the role.