Country Road has promoted Ian Moir, former chief operating officer, to chief executive officer. He replaces Ian Thompson.Country Road, based in Australia, operates as a retailer and wholesaler and is owned by the South African Woolworths Holdings group. The company says that the departing CEO will still work with the organisation in a consultancy role and will deal with strategic direction and identifying new business opportunities.Mr Moir was previously director of operations for the former International Wool Secretariat, which is based in the UK.The company has also appointed two new board members - Jonathan Pinshaw from of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd and Ron Baker from Mitre 10.