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Countdown’s new managing director officially joins business

Woolworths New Zealand’s newly appointed managing director Spencer Sonn officially joined the company yesterday after spending time in Countdown stores throughout Aotearoa getting to know the team and the wider business.

Sonn, who previously spent the last five years as Food managing director at Woolworths Holdings South Africa, said he is excited to be taking on the new role and continue to build on the strong foundations that the leadership team have already put in place.

“The immense potential that this business has was one of the key things that attracted me to this position, and I’m looking forward to leading and supporting the team to help realise that,” he said.

In South Africa, Sonn was responsible for the food and innovation portfolios across more than 400 supermarkets and 33,000 team members.

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