Julie Coates was appointed CEO and Managing Director of CSR Limited on 2 September 2019.
Julie was formerly the Managing Director of Goodman Fielder Australia and Goodman Fielder New Zealand.
Julie Coates has also held several senior roles at Woolworths Limited, including Managing Director of Big W, Chief Logistics Officer and Human Resources Director, working closely on business strategy and major transformational change programs.
Julie has proven leadership skills, a strong understanding of manufacturing, safety and operational processes and deep experience in supply chain efficiency, optimisation and digitisation.
Other directorships/offices held
Previously a director of Coca-Cola Amatil (until November 2019)
Previously a director of Spotless Group Holdings Limited (until July 2017)
Champions of Change National 2017 Group
Julie Coates is a Member of the Champions of Change National 2017 Group. Members of this group have a strong industrial manufacturing and transport focus, and work within traditionally male dominated environments. The Group’s goal is to increase the representation of women in leadership positions and in non-traditional roles across their organisations.