The chief information officer at Woolworths is leaving

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Clive Whincup, the chief information officer at Woolworths, is leaving the troubled retailer after two years in the role.

He joined Woolworth in 2014 from Westpac where was also CIO.

A short time ago, Woolworths shares were up almost 1% to $21.78.

The company says Whincup will leave at the start of July. Ryan Fahy is the interim CIO.

It’s not know what Whincup is doing next.

Brad Banducci, who became CEO in February, is in the middle of a business review to build a plan to bring the supermarket chain back to growth.

Woolworths sales are flat and compare to 5.9% growth at its main competitor, Coles.

Banducci has moved to change culture at the supermarket, making customers, and not profits, the first priority.

In February, Woolworths posted a loss of $972.7 million for the first half of the financial year, its first for more than 20 years, driven by a massive $1.9 billion write down in the value of the troubled Masters hardware business.

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