Ian Cornell has been appointed as a non-executive to the William Inglis & Son board, the Australian auction firm announced June 9.

Cornell is the director of human resources and retailer relations at Westfield Limited, which he joined in 2002. He previously was the director of management and marketing

Cornell spent 23 years with Woolworths in various senior management positions, across several divisions, including buying, merchandising, supply chain, and operations. His final role with Woolworths was chief general manager of supermarkets. Cornell also is a former CEO and chairman of Franklins Limited and has served on the Board of Dairy Farm Management Services.

Cornell is a fellow of both the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Human Resources Institute, having attended both the Harvard Advanced Management Program and the Michigan Human Resource Program.

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