Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
Simon Susman | Chairman | Woolworths
Simon joined Woolworths Holdings in 1982 and has held various management positions including that of CEO and now Chairman. He has overseen tremendous growth at the retailer and has implemented programmes deeply committed to people and the environment. His commitment to the retail industry over forty years as well as to sustainability and the wellbeing of those who work for him make him more than deserving of this award.
When receiving his award he said: “Innovation and values are things that we talk about every day at Woolworths so they don’t get lost.”
Lord Rose, former Chairman and CEO, Marks and Spencer “Simon is a retailer to his finger-tips. Not only is he a great retailer but he is also passionate about the values of the business and in doing the right thing. My congratulations to a friend and fellow retailer of more than 40 years for this well-deserved award.”
Andrew Jennings, Chairman, Hema “A Lifetime Achievement Award for somebody who has given a lifetime to building a fantastic brand, Woolworths in South Africa.
We had the great privilege of working together as partners, which I enjoyed enormously; I have learned a huge amount from you. You are a great retailer and you have such incredible passion. Well done Simon, well deserved!“