Bunnings Chief John Gilliam joins Heartwell Board

December 01 2009
Bunnings Chief John Gilliam joins Heartwell Board 

John Gillam holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia; is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and also qualified as a chartered accountant.

He was appointed Managing Director of the Home Improvement division in August 2004 and became the Managing Director of the expanded Home Improvement and Office Supplies division in November 2007. He is also a director of a number of Wesfarmers group subsidiaries and related companies.

John commenced at Wesfarmers in 1997 in a commercial role in business development and then became Chief Financial Officer at Bunnings. John was appointed Company Secretary of Wesfarmers in July 2001 and subsequently Managing Director of CSBP in July 2002 before returning to Bunnings in 2004. Prior to Wesfarmers, John was General Manager of Medical Corporation Australia where he worked following his initial career in corporate finance and corporate recovery at KPMG.

As a father of three young children, John was inspired to join the board of Heartwell in May 2009 after learning of their great work. John hopes that his business skills and passion for making a difference will be put to good use in helping Heartwell achieve their vision to “level the playing field” for Australian children.


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