Lisa Ronson reveals plans to exit Coles


• She will be leaving the retail giant in late September

Chief marketing officer of Coles, Lisa Ronson has announced she will be leaving the retail giant in late September.

Ronson announced the news via Linkedin: “It’s with sadness today that I announce I’ve decided to move on from Coles Group to pursue a number of exciting new career interests.

“I would like to express my thanks for all the support and opportunities Coles has given me over the past 3 and half years. Being part of Coles’s success during some very challenging times and seeing the company grow into one of Australia’s most trusted brands is something I feel immensely proud to have been a part of.”

She continued: “Having worked in a number of sectors through my career, including: FMCG, payments, banking, retail, tourism and supermarkets I’ve decided it’s time to change things up a little.

“I’m currently exploring an exciting business opportunity as well as plan to focus on my non-executive directorship positions and using my new role as Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Deakin University, to continue to help educate future marketing leaders.”

Ronson has led a number of achievements in her role as CMO. She led the digital transformation of Coles’ marketing communications, launched the Coles Media business, and worked on the ‘Value the Australian Way’ brand platform and breakthrough ‘Together to Zero’ sustainability platform.

Additionally, she led a number of commercial partnerships and community programs such as AFL – Australian Football League & AFLW, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and Aussie Ark.

She ended the post, writing: “I can’t reveal too much but am excited about the next chapter in my career and look forward to staying connected with all my colleagues, partners and friends in the industry.”

Earlier this year, Coles Media got a new general manager.

Paul Brooks was appointed to the role of general manager of Coles Media, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the newly created role.

See more: Paul Brooks joins Coles Media as general manager

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