Bill Wavish, CFO of Australian supermarket giant Woolworths, has been appointed director of the group's supermarkets division. An accountant by background, the move will enable 54 year-old Wavish to gain hands-on experience of retail operations. He has previously held CEO, COO and CFO posts at a number of companies in the Antipodes, including that of CFO at Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd. Wavish's immediate support team will comprise Tom Flood, chief general manager of supermarket operations, Bernie Brookes, chief general manager of supermarket buying and marketing, and Naum Onikul, chief general manager responsible for Woolworths divisions including liquor, fuel, ezy-banking and e-commerce.