The board of Super Retail Group, owner of Supercheap Auto, Rebel, BCF, and Macpac, has appointed Fonterra's global markets CEO Judith Swales as chairwoman.

Swales, a non-executive director at Super Retail since 2021, will succeed Sally Pitkin, who announced in 2022 that she would step down at the 2024 annual general meeting.

Swales was previously managing director of Heinz Australia and has served on the boards of Virgin Australia and Dulux Group.