Shelley Broader Appointed President and CEO of Walmart Canada

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced the appointment of David Cheesewright as executive vice president, president and chief executive officer of a new regional management team. In this newly created role, Cheesewright will lead Walmart's retail operations in Canada, the United Kingdom and Sub-Saharan Africa, and will oversee business development in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada. Cheesewright will assume his new role immediately and report directly to Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Walmart International.


Succeeding Cheesewright will be Shelley Broader who will assume the position of president and CEO of Walmart Canada effective immediately. Broader joined Walmart Canada as chief merchandising officer in December 2010 following more than 20 years of leadership experience across the North American retail industry.

Prior to Walmart, Broader was president and COO of Michael's and was responsible for the chain's North American retail operations and more than 1,000 stores in the United States and Canada. For more than 17 years Broader held leadership roles with Hannaford Bros. in the United States and was president and COO of the company's Kash n' Karry chain and president and CEO of the company's Sweetbay Supermarkets chain. Broader began her career in the investment-banking sector advising clients in the American retail industry.
"Walmart Canada is poised for continued growth as Canada's price leader and one-stop shopping destination," said Broader. "I look forward to working with our extremely talented executive team and our associates to exceed customer expectations in every region of Canada."
Cheesewright, most recently president and CEO of Walmart Canada, joined Asda, Walmart's business in the United Kingdom, in 1999. While at Asda, he held a variety of key leadership positions in operations, merchandising, logistics, strategy and format development. Prior to Asda, Cheesewright worked at Mars Confectionary.

"Walmart has a strong and successful presence in Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom," said Cheesewright. "I look forward to continuing this success and bringing our mission of saving people money so they can live better to even more families across the region." 

"Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada hold tremendous potential for our company, and we are excited to have David Cheesewright leading the team," said Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Walmart International. "We are equally excited to have a leader of Shelley Broader's calibre to lead Walmart Canada and our continued growth in the Canadian market." 

Walmart has more than 283,000 associates and 1,182 retail units in Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom.

on October 7, 2011