Bill English has a new career at Kmart

Bill English has a new career at Kmart
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The former Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English has a new job.

He's been appointed to the board of the company that owns Kmart, Bunnings Warehouse, Target, Australian supermarket chain Coles and a number of other companies.

Wesfarmers started as a Western Australian farmers' cooperative. It is now one of Australia's largest private sector employers, with 220,000 employees.

Bill English has a new career at Kmart

Mr English said he's looking forward to the new role.

"I'm looking forward to joining the Wesfarmers Board to contribute to the board's strategic oversight of the portfolio of businesses and its deliberations on opportunities to add shareholder value." Mr English said.

Mr English retired from Parliament in March 2018, triggering a leadership contest that saw Simon Bridges selected as Opposition Leader.