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Richard Goyder AO  Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Wesfarmers Limited Richard Goyder AO joined Wesfarmers in 1993 after working in various commercial roles at Tubemakers of Australia Limited. He has held a number of commercial positions in Wesfarmers’ Business Development Department including General Manager. In 1999 Richard was Managing Director of Wesfarmers Dalgety Limited, which subsequently became Wesfarmers Landmark Limited, a position he retained until his appointment as Finance Director of Wesfarmers Limited in 2002. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Wesfarmers Limited in May 2004 and assumed the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 13 July 2005. In 2007, under Richard’s leadership, Wesfarmers undertook the transformative acquisition of the Coles Group of companies. At more than $19 billion, this purchase was, and remains, the biggest transaction in Australian corporate history. Wesfarmers is now a top 10 Australian company, it has more than 500,000 shareholders and with a workforce of more than 200,000 people is the country’s largest private sector employer. Richard joined the Board of Wesfarmers Limited in 2002 and is a director of a number of Wesfarmers group subsidiaries. Outside of his Wesfarmers group board commitments, Richard is an Australian Football League Commissioner, and a director of the Business Council of Australia, and the University of Western Australia Business School Advisory Board. Richard was appointed as Chairman of the Australian B20 (the key business advisory body to the international economic forum which includes business leaders from all G20 economies) in February 2013. He is also a Council Member of the Australian Business and Community Network and a Chair of JDRF Australia. He is a Fellow of AICD. Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 1998. Richard was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2013 for distinguished service to business through executive roles and through the promotion of corporate sponsorship of the arts and Indigenous programs, and to the community. Qualifications 

Doctor of Commerce – University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Commerce – University of Western Australia

Advanced Management Program – Harvard Business School


Richard Goyder AO  Personal Richard and his wife Janine live in Perth with their four children.

Contact details Executive Assistant:

Mrs Georgina Reynolds Email: greynolds@wesfarmers.com.au Direct line:

+61 8 9327 4681

Mobile phone: +61 404 656 149 Postal:

GPO Box M978 PERTH WA 6843

Physical address:

Wesfarmers House, 40 The Esplanade, Perth, Western Australia

Richard goyder 2016  
Richard goyder 2016  
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