1 May 2018

Bill English joins board of Australia retail giant

9:36 pm on 1 May 2018

The former prime minister and National Party leader Bill English has a new job.

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Bill English delivering his valedictory speech in Parliament. Photo: VNP / Phil Smith

Mr English has been appointed to the board of the retail giant Wesfarmers, which owns KMart, Bunnings Warehouse and Target, among many other businesses and is one of Australia's largest listed companies.

In a board announcement to the Australian stock exchange, Wesfarmers' chairman Michael Chaney says he's pleased with the appointment, given Mr English's experience and Wesfarmers' extensive interests in New Zealand.

The retail giant started life as a farming cooperative in Western Australian in 1914.