The CEO, the Chairman & the Board


Trevor Eastwood presided over the growth of Wesfarmers from small farmer's co-op to the largest employer in Australia. A remarkable journey and an incredible achievement. The company that began as the Westralian Farmers Co-operative listed on the ASX seventy years later, with the farmers co-operative as the majority shareholder. Since that time Wesfarmers has consistently been ranked in the top group of Australian companies when measured in terms of total shareholder return. In April 2001 Wesfarmers completed the transition to a public company. Today, Wesfarmers is a major Australian company, with a range of investments and interests. It operates through wholly-owned business units involved in supermarket and hardware retailing, fertilisers and chemicals, gas processing and distribution, coal mining, insurance, industrial and safety supplies, rail freight and insurance. Trevor Eastwood, a quiet achiever, has grown the company that he started in as a young man into one of the most powerful businesses in Australia. Having supervised one of the largest takeovers by an Australian firm in the 1980s, survived the effects of the Bond group in Western Australia, and set up the successful Bunnings retailing approach from scratch, for his finale he oversaw the audacious purchase of the Coles Group that includes Coles, BiLo, Target, Kmart, First Choice, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, Officeworks, PharmacyDirect and Harris Technology. This book reveals how he did it, what his business philosophy is, and what drives him.

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ISBN:

9781740667791

Format:

Hardback

Dimensions:

24cm x 16cm

RRP:

$59.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 April 2009

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Trevor Eastwood