Working at our organisation

Coles is one of Australia’s leading retailers, with an extensive footprint of over 1,800 retail outlets nationally.

We employ more than 120,000 team members, engage with more than 8,000 suppliers, and we welcome millions of customers through our store network and digital platforms every week.

Our vision is to become the most trusted retailer in Australia and grow long-term shareholder value.

Our purpose is Helping Australians eat and live better every day.

Our priority is to provide leading food, drink and home solutions that are delicious, sustainable and healthy for our customers. We seek to deliver a consistent experience for our customers every day, both in-store and online.

By focusing on what matters most to our customers and prioritising our investment accordingly, we are confident that Coles will deliver on our vision to become the most trusted retailer in Australia and grow long-term shareholder value.

Our Strategic Pillars

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Destination for food and drink is why our customers come to Coles and what we aspire to be known for. We will tailor our product range, quality, value, merchandising and communication to meet and surpass our customers’ needs.

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Accelerated by digital is how we intend to meet our customers’ increasing digital usage by creating an easier, faster and more enjoyable omnichannel shopping experience.

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Delivered consistently for the future is our focus on delighting our customers with our food and drink offering each and every day, today and into the future.

Underpinning our strategic pillars are two foundational building blocks: Win Together is recognition that we only succeed together with our team, community and suppliers. Foundations of financial discipline, technology, and data help us deliver on our strategic pillars and enable us to drive value for our stakeholders.

Leah Weckert - Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director 

Leah became CEO and Managing Director of Coles Group on 1 May 2023.

Leah joined Coles in 2011 and has held several senior roles across the Coles Group. Most recently, Leah was Chief Executive, Commercial and Express leading the supermarkets business units and the Coles Express business. Before this, Leah was Chief Financial Officer and played a leadership role in the demerger from Wesfarmers in 2018. Leah has also held roles as Director Strategy, Director People & Culture, State General Manager Victoria Operations, and General Manager Merchandise, Strategy and Innovation.

Prior to joining Coles, Leah worked at McKinsey & Company, advising large private and public sector clients, and Fosters Group in Strategy and Business Development.

Leah's qualifications include a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Adelaide University and a Bachelor of Science from Adelaide University. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women.

Outside of work, Leah enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

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