Manufacturing leaders on the move

Several manufacturing companies have reported changes in top leadership positions, with three announcing a change in chief executive officer today.

Building products group Adbri announced that Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Nick Miller would be leaving his role.

According to the company: “The Board has determined that it is an appropriate time for a change in leadership and the Board thanked Mr Miller for his service, particularly during the challenges of Covid-19.”

Experienced senior executive Mark Irwin has been appointed as interim CEO and will start in the role tomorrow.

Irwin has had senior management positions with some of Australia’s leading listed industrial companies, including OZ Minerals, BHP, Asciano, Transfield and GrainCorp.

Meanwhile CEO and Managing Director of luxury food producer Maggie Beer Holdings Chantale Millard has advised the company that she intends to resign at the end of the calendar year.

She leaves at a time when the company is riding high after a successful company transition to online sales and ownership of a leading hampers and gift business.

Over eight years Ms Millard oversaw a successful capital raising, the purchase and integration of Hampers & Gifts Australia and navigated the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sales for the group grew to close to $100 million during her leadership, with the company now divesting its non-core dairy businesses.

Chairman Reg Weine congratulated Ms Millard for her ‘exceptional leadership’ which had transformed and repositioned the company.

Also on the move Australia and New Zealand manufacturer Halo Food CEO Danny Rotman has resigned from the company.

Rotman joined the business via Halo’s acquisition of contract manufacturer Omniblend and has grown its market penetration since then.

The company has appointed current CFO Jourdan Thompson to be CEO.

Picture: Chantale Millard,

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