Woolworths Holdings Limited: Caryn Katsikogianis

Caryn was appointed as Woolworths' Chief People Officer in November 2016.

Woolworths Group Chief People Officer Caryn Katsikogianis joined the company in 2004. Since joining the company, she has held a number of senior HR roles across our business, including BIG W, Supply Chain, Supermarkets, Corporate Support and Food Group. Caryn also held the role of General Manager Business Transformation during this time. Most recently, Caryn was HR Director of the Woolworths Food Group.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa. Caryn has over 20 years experience in HR roles and began her career in the late 1980s within the retail industry.



Nov 2016 – Present:   Chief People Officer, Woolworths Group

Feb 2016 – Oct 2016: HR Director, Woolworths Food Group

Nov 2014 – Jan 2016: General Manager – Business Transformation,

                                        Woolworths Limited

Jul 2012 – Nov 2014:  General Manager – Human Resources, Woolworths


Aug 2010 – Jul 2012:  Talent Development and Resourcing Manager,

                                        Woolworths Limited

Jan 2009 – Jul 2010:   Divisional Human Resources Manager, Dick Smith




2007:                             Post-graduate Certificate in Management, Macquarie


2001:                             BCom, University of South Africa


About Woolworths Holdings Limited

Woolworths Holdings Limited is one of the top 40 companies listed on the JSE Limited Securities Exchange with operations across the southern hemisphere and 34% of operating profit generated in Australia. The Group consists of three major operating divisions: Woolworths South Africa based in South Africa and operating across 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa; David Jones based and trading in Australia; and Country Road Group based in Australia and trading in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The group employs more than 44 000 employees across 14 countries and trades in more than 1 400 store locations.