Natalie Davis


Natalie Davis
CEW Member

Managing Director Woolworths NZ
Woolworths Group

Natalie Davis is the Managing Director of Woolworths NZ, and leads the Countdown Supermarkets and CountdownX businesses in NZ.

Previously, Natalie was Chief Customer Transformation Officer at Woolworths and was responsible for creating the ‘Customer 1st’ strategy and culture across the group. She joined Woolworths in 2015 as Director of Customer Transformation, Food Group.

Prior to this, she was a Partner at McKinsey & Co, where she worked in the UK and Australia for 15 years advising on strategy and commercial transformation, with a focus on the retail and telecommunications sectors. Natalie was a leader in the Asian Strategy practice and a member of the global McKinsey Women leadership team.

From 2009 to 2015, Natalie provided pro bono advice to Sunnyfield, a charity that provides housing, employment and community services to children with intellectual disabilities, developing its strategy to transition to being a provider in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Natalie holds an MBA from INSEAD and Bachelor of Commerce and Law degrees, with Honours, from the University of Sydney.

During her time at McKinsey, Natalie led the Women's Initiative in Asia, developing a network of men to lead change across the region, including the leaders of every Asian office, who committed to a set of targets on recruitment and representation of female leaders. She also worked with the Australian business community’s Male Champions of Change and Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, in developing their strategy of working in action groups to lead change.

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