Ingham’s Chairman Peter Bush announced Andrew Reeves has been promoted from his old position of non-executive director to the roles of chief executive officer and managing director of the company.
The announcement was made in late March after former CEO Jim Leighton announced his intention to return to the United States at the end of the financial year.
“Ingham’s is fortunate to have someone of Andrew Reeves experience and calibre on our board and in a position to become our chief executive officer. His great knowledge of Ingham’s will ensure a smooth transition and no loss of momentum in the business,” said Bush.
Reeves is an experienced consumer goods executive in the food and beverage sector who has served as CEO and managing director of Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries of large listed Australian and multinational companies.
His most recent executive role was as CEO of George Weston Foods in Australia and New Zealand from 2011 and 2016. He has also held senior roles as managing director for Lion Dairy & Drinks.
The Board is now conducting a search for an independent director to replace Reeves.