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Ampol appoints new head of Australian retail business

(Source: Supplied)

Kate Thomson has been appointed as Ampol’s new executive GM for its Australian retail business.

She takes over from Joanne Taylor who has resigned after six years with the company.

Thomson has been with Ampol for three years, holding key roles including GM of retail operations and head of retail excellence. Prior to that, she held senior positions in leading consumer brands including ANZ Banking Group and McDonald’s Australia.

“Kate has consistently delivered operational excellence and strong risk management to the team and has successfully built sustainable structures and governance across risk, safety and environmental management, whilst leading the field operations team,” said Matt Halliday, Ampol MD and CEO.

He said she played an important role in the company’s delivery of its convenience retail growth strategy during the past three years.

“With over 6000 fantastic retail employees and a national network across key demand centres, we seek to evolve our retail offering to support the changing needs of customers and leverage the growing convenience market,” said Thomson.

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