'Broader' challenges await new Walmart Canada head
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — In her new role as president and CEO of Walmart Canada, Shelley Broader will be tasked with addressing new competition from Target and other retailers expanding into Canada. Broader, who joined Walmart Canada in 2010 as chief merchandising officer, will assume her new role effective immediately.
Prior to Walmart, Broader held a range of key positions with Michael's and Hannaford Bros.Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Broader is succeeding David Cheesewright, who is taking on the newly created role of EVP, president and CEO of a new regional management team that will oversee Walmart's retail operations in Canada, the United Kingdom and Sub-Saharan Africa, and business development in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada. Cheesewright will assume his role immediately and report directly to Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Walmart International.
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.
"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. "Since joining the company, David has been a champion for our customer, led innovation and delivered returns."