Rogers was appointed in May 2001, after leaving the commercial director role at Comet, where we worked for 8 years.
No successor has been named so far.
Woolworths Group chief executive Trevor Bish-Jones said: 'We wish Chris every success in his new position. He has done an excellent job here at Woolworths and Whitbread offers him a great opportunity to develop further his career. We have started the search process for his successor.'