Business Directors

Dec 4, 2012

The Power Index: biz directors, Bob Every at #7

Bob Every is responsible for a lot of jobs as chairman of retail giant Wesfarmers and building products manufacturer Boral. But the corporate veteran who helps steer the country's biggest retailers -- and dolls out big salaries to its bosses -- would rather talk about his charity work.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Every week, 215,000 Australians lurch awake to a buzzing alarm, put some pants on and head off to work at one of Bob Every’s companies.

The vast majority of the waged army toils inside the former Coles empire — Coles supermarkets, Kmart, Target and Officeworks — that for the last five years has been owned by the ASX giant Wesfarmers, which Every chairs.

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