Woolworths’ group HR director leaves as new CEO shuffles pack

Woolworths’ group HR director Claire Tiney has left the company as part of a management shake-up by the retailer’s new boss.

Tiney only joined the company in February, replacing former HR chief Robin Mills. She came on board with significant HR experience having previously held senior HR roles at Mothercare, WH Smith and most recently, insurer Homeserve.

Tiney’s departure follows the appointment of new chief executive Steve Johnson. A total of five other senior executives have left the group as part of moves to simplify the structure of the business. A new retail operating board has been created with a seat for Amanda Marsh, director of HR operations.

Share prices at Woolworths have fallen sharply in recent months as its traditional squeezed by supermarkets and online retailers.

It is unclear whether Tiney left voluntarily or was made redundant.

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