Sir John's appointment is his second high-profile position since leaving Parliament.
The retailer wants to focus its capital and people resources on its core retail business.
"Wow, this is an about face. From diversification of revenue streams to a stronger focus on core business"
Ms Withers broaches the subject of the NZX continuous disclosure rules on Sunday Business with Andrew Patterson.
Feltex is worthy of scrutiny but you cannot question Joan capability and skills.