Original article by Carrie LaFrenz
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 & 18 : 29-Jun-15
Former Lion Nathan CEO Rob Murray has a track record of turning around struggling companies. He did so at Lion, as well as Spillers Petfoods and Nestle Foods in the UK. Murray is now on the boards of three Australian-listed companies whose outlooks are uncertain. He is a non-executive director of Southern Cross Media Group and chairs both Metcash and Dick Smith Holdings. Murray says Metcash’s price-matching strategy must focus on key grocery products, and has ruled out the sale of its Mitre 10 hardware business.
METCASH LIMITED – ASX MTS, SOUTHERN CROSS MEDIA GROUP LIMITED – ASX SXL, DICK SMITH HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX DSH, LION PTY LTD, SPILLERS PETFOODS, NESTLE SA, IGA, MITRE 10 LIMITED, COLES SUPERMARKETS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, WOOLWORTHS LIMITED – ASX WOW, ALDI STORES SUPERMARKETS PTY LTD, LIDL GMBH & CO KG, BUNNINGS GROUP LIMITED, MASTERS HOME IMPROVEMENT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, TEN NETWORK HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX TEN, SUPER RETAIL GROUP LIMITED – ASX SUL, LINFOX PTY LTD, BESTEST, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY