Woolworths: Melanie Naidu

Melanie Joined Woolworths in MArch 2008

Melanie Naidu, Group HR Director at Woolworths, joined the company after spending close to 18 years at fashion retail group Edcon, which she joined as Group Industrial Relations Advisor in the year 2000. In July 2001 she was appointed as the Head of Group Employee Relations, and in October 2007, was appointed as the Head of Human Resources for the Edcon Group. She was later was given the portfolio of Transformation and in 2016 she also took on the responsibility of Group Corporate Affairs and Communication.  Prior to joining Edcon, Melanie worked for Barloworld.



Mar 2008 – Present:  Group HR Director, Woolworths

Oct 2007 – Present:   Chief Human Resources and Transformation Officer, Edcon



1990 – 1996:               BA, LLB, LLM, University of KwaZulu-Natal


About Woolworths

Woolworths is a retail chain, which offers a unique blend of food, fashion, beauty, homeware and financial services with the vision to be a leading fashion retailer in the Southern Hemisphere. The company employs over 31 000 people in South Africa and over 43 000 people across the group in South Africa, Africa and Australasia to transform this vision into reality.