Woolworths group Non-Executive Director, MAICD
Holly Kramer is a prominent Australian and New Zealand board director, with a broad range of roles in listed, unlisted and not-for-profit organisations. She devotes a significant amount of her time to supporting and mentoring women in business, and speaks publicly about her many passions including sustainability, gender equity and leading businesses through purpose and culture.
While her career has spanned a number of industry sectors, she is currently focused on driving sustainability in the Food and Agriculture sectors. In her current portfolio, she sits on the board of Australia’s leading food retailer, Woolworths Group, and is chair of the board’s Sustainability Committee. She also serves as a director on the board of ANZ Bank, Fonterra Group (New Zealand’s largest business and a listed dairy cooperative with sector leading sustainability credentials), and NBryo (an unlisted agri-tech start up business based in Queensland).
In addition to her commercial roles, Holly is a Pro-Chancellor of Western Sydney University and sits on the board of indigenous scholarship group, the GO (Goodes-O’Loughlin) Foundation. She is also a member of Bain & Company Advisory Council.
In her executive career, Holly was the CEO of apparel retailer, Best & Less, where she was responsible for turning around business performance and restoring profitability to the company. Prior to that role, she had more than 20 years' experience in general management and marketing at Pacific Brands, Telstra and Ford Motor Company in both Australia and the US. Furthermore, she is the recipient of the Sir Charles McGrath Award for a distinguished career in Marketing.
Holly currently resides on a farm in the Southern Highlands of NSW producing cattle.
Holly has a BA with Honours in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and an MBA at Georgetown University.