John Durkan, Managing Director, Coles

Mr John Durkan is the Managing Director of Coles

John was appointed Managing Director of Coles in July 2014. John joined Coles in July 2008 as Merchandise Director, and was subsequently appointed Chief Operating Officer in June 2013. John has added a wealth of customer, product and buying knowledge to Coles having worked for 17 years with Safeway Stores PLC in the UK, a large scale food retailer that operates supermarkets, convenience and fuel outlets. Immediately prior to joining Coles, John was the Chief Operating Officer for Carphone Warehouse, the UK's largest independent mobile phone retailer.