Woolworths has announced that Jennifer Carr-Smith will join the board as non-executive director, subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

Carr-Smith is a seasoned board director and online retail executive with experience across organisations undergoing rapid growth and transformation in a number of sectors including consumer packaged goods, apparel and grocery.

Carr-Smith is currently chairman of Swap.com, the largest online consignment and thrift store in the US, where she is resident. She is also founder and president of JCS Advisory, and most recently was Senior VP, General Manager of North America Local at Groupon.

Prior to this, she was president and CEO of Peapod, an online grocery delivery service and Chief Operating Officer at J.Crew Group. Carr-Smith has over 25 years of digital experience within diverse organisations from start-ups to large global companies.

Woolworths Chairman Gordon Cairns said, “I am delighted to welcome Jennifer to the Woolworths Group Board. I am confident that her diverse experience driving rapid online change and disruption in retail businesses, combined with her international perspective will be invaluable to Woolworths Group.”

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