Ian Moir | The Legacy Project | CEO Of Woolworths


Mr. Ian Moir has been the Chief Executive Officer of Woolworths Holdings Limited since November 18, 2010. Mr. Moir served as Managing Director of Retail at Country Road Ltd. since January 1, 2010, served as its Chief Executive Officer from November 2000 to January 1, 2010 and served as its Chief Operating Officer.

He served as the Managing Director of Retail at Woolworths Holdings Limited. since January 1, 2010. Mr. Moir served as the Chief Operating Officer of Wooknark Company.

He has been Chairman of Country Road Ltd since November 18, 2011 and serves as its Director. Mr. Moir has been a director of Woolworths Holdings Limited since January 2010. Previously, he served as an Executive Director of Country Road Ltd. since October 23, 1998.

He served as an Executive Director of Wooknark Company. He has a Master degree in Business Administration, an Aoslers degree in Economics and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Lessons Ian Moir Has Learned | Have goals, vision and integrity: You will be more fulfilled if you spend your time travelling in a direction that is true to you.

Work hard: There is no substitute.

Collaborate: You can do little alone. Any big accomplishments are only possible from the expertise, experience and commitment of a team.


Be passionate about what you do. Love your business and your brand.

Demand a lot but give a lot.

Be focused, don’t get way laid by little things or get distracted from the big issues at hand.


Dealing With Doubt | The fear of failure is human and tough times and poor performance should illicit introspection.  Be honest with yourself and face your fears and be careful of false hope

I came as close to bankruptcy in a business I was running as one can come and it was the most difficult 2 years in my career.  It taught me to be brutally honest with myself and the power of sheer determination and that you only truly achieve through others.


Performing At My Peak | I have always been a very driven and competitive individual.  I set clear goals for myself and the business and always focus on achieving them and I rely on my family to bring me down to earth and keep me balanced.


Resources I Use To Stay Inspired | I read a great deal about a variety of subjects.
I also enjoy listening to the insights of differing experts.  I believe one should never stop learning new things.  I also am a great lover of movies and music with broad tastes.


My Future Dreams And Ambitions | At the age of 56 my dream is to be party to creating one of the best businesses in South Africa, international in context, large in scale and loved by customers and shareholders alike.  And to balance this with a great family life built on long lasting relationships.


The Best Advice I’ve Received | Never make a decision in anger.
Don’t compromise your integrity; Hope is the destroyer of happiness. All from different people.


Advice On Building Wealth | Choose another goal.  People become rich by focusing on something that they are truly passionate about and believe in and then pursue that relentlessly.


On Inspiring Others | It’s one of the most important things you can do.  Always seek to employ someone better than you, ensure you are aligned in terms of values and goals and understand what inspires and motivates them.  It is often different depending on the individual.


The Legacy I Would Like To Leave | A happy, healthy family. A truly great business and loved brand that doesn’t notice I’m gone.

Interview Questions

View further interviews.

The Legacy Project

Zainab Salbi | The Legacy Project is an Iraqi-American humanitarian, entrepreneur, author, and media commentator who has dedicated herself to women’s rights and freedom. At the age of 23, she founded Women for Women International—a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving women survivors of war. Under her leadership (1993-2011), Women for Women International […]

The Legacy Project

Andy Fenner is the co founder of Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants which is responsible for starting a conversation that can now be heard at butchers, restaurants and dinner tables across the country. The meat merchants are getting in touch with the origins of our food, asking questions about the farmers and the animals, and eating […]

The Legacy Project

Ted is a keynote speaker, author of A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive, three-time CEO and Chairman and Founder of SwitchandShift.com. Ted Coiné is one of the most influential business experts on the Web, top-ranked by Forbes, Inc., SAP Business Innovation, and Huffington Post for his leadership, customer experience, and social […]

The Legacy Project

Edward Mogano is a vibrant and talented young South African, that we’ve recently discovered, who seems to have his head firmly entrenched in helping prepare the youth of today for the solutions of tomorrow, as he blogs about creating awareness around the current paradigm-shift trends taking place throughout the world right now. About my Life […]

The Legacy Project

Ugwem Eneyo | The Legacy Project is Nigerian-American engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, currently serving as the co-founder and CEO of SHYFT Power Solutions (formerly known as Solstice Energy Solutions), a venture-backed, award-winning energy technology company. The company is a bi-product of her research as a former Stanford MS/PhD student in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Prior […]

The Legacy Project

José Manuel Ramos-Horta GCL AC is the United Nations’ special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). He was the President of East Timor from 2007 to 2012, the second since independence from Indonesia, and is a co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize. He began his career in […]

The Legacy Project

Addressing her fears and inner doubts means Susan Hayden tells off a fictional guinea fowl called Martha. Susan waxes lyrical via her Disco Pants Blog offering a distinctive opinion on a wide range of topics. Her honest and intuitive approach keeps her audience reading until the end. Here Susan shares a bit about her wonderful […]

The Legacy Project

Severine Autesserre is an Associate Professor of Political Science, specializing in international relations and African studies, at Barnard College, Columbia University (USA). Severine traces civil war and endemic violence to its roots, and its resolution, in local and interpersonal conflicts. Severine Autesserre is Driven By | I am driven by a visceral hatred of violence […]

The profiles and images embedded on these pages are from various interviews conducted by The Legacy Project.

These remain the property of its owner and are not affiliated with or endorsed by WeSpeak Global.

© All rights reserved 2024. Created by Hesketh Media LLC

1902 Wright Place, Carlsbad, CA, 92008