Michael Luscombe

Michael Luscombe

Michael Luscombe is an Australian businessman. He is the former CEO and Managing Director of Woolworths Limited, the largest retail company in Australia.[1][2]

Early life

Luscombe was educated at De La Salle College, Malvern and Monash University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics in 1978.[3]

Professional career

Luscombe began working for Woolworths in 1978 as a graduate trainee in the company's store at Mt. Buller in Victoria. He progressed through the company gradually, and became Victorian operations manager in 1990. In 1991, he became national manager for banking at ANZ. In 2004, he was appointed director of supermarkets and oversaw the company's takeover of more than 150 new stores.

In October 2006, Luscombe was announced as the new CEO of Woolworths Ltd.[4]

Luscombe has faced pressure from Australia's consumer watchdog, the ACCC, over its practice of using planning laws to object to the construction of supermarkets by its competitors.[5]

On 4 April 2011, Michael Luscombe announced that he would be retiring as CEO of Woolworths Ltd in October.[6]


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