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Board of Directors 

Peter Bush


Peter had a long and successful career in fastmoving consumer goods (FMCG), holding senior roles with SC Johnson, Reckitt & Coleman, Ampol / Caltex and Arnott’s and was CEO of AGB McNair and Schwarzkopf. He then ran his own strategic consultancy business for six years with clients including Qantas, Telstra, George Patterson Bates, John Singleton Advertising and McDonald’s Australia. In 2003 he became the CEO of McDonald’s Australia. Peter is Chairman of Mantra Group Holdings Limited (since 2014) and Chairman of Southern Cross Media Group Limited (since 2015). He was previously Chairman of Pacific Brands Limited, Nine Entertainment Co and NEC Holdings Pty Limited and a director of Insurance Australia Group Limited.

Jim Leighton

CEO & Managing Director

US food industry veteran Jim Leighton was appointed as CEO and Managing Director on 18 October 2018.

Jim is a deeply experienced leader in the Protein and Poultry arena, with a valuable blend of commercial and operations functional expertise and a reputation for building capability and scaling operations to support business growth.

Prior to his role at Ingham’s, Jim was President and Founder of 40North Foods which was a start-up venture backed by the global company Pilgrims Pride and JBS and currently serves on the Board of Aryzta, a €3.4 billion*, public, global specialty baking business head quartered in Europe.

* Aryzta Annual Report 2018. Available hereOpens in new window

Ricky Lau

Non-Executive Director

Ricky is a Senior Advisor of TPG based in Hong Kong. Since joining TPG in 1998, Ricky has played a key role in TPG’s investments in China and has served or serves on the board of directors of Shenzhen Development Bank, China Grand Automotive Services Co. Ltd., Daphne International, WTT and Phoenix Satellite Television. Prior to joining TPG, he was responsible for the corporate and project finance division of Hopewell Holdings, a regional infrastructure project developer. Ricky received an Executive Master of Business Administration from Kellogg-HKUST and an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia. Ricky is also a CFA charter holder.

Jackie McArthur

Non-Executive Director

Jackie has more than 20 years’ experience in supply chain and logistics roles globally. Jackie was most recently the Managing Director ANZ for the Martin-Brower Company, a global logistics solutions provider for quick service restaurants. Prior to that Jackie was the McDonalds Vice President Supply Chain for Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa having also had roles in McDonalds Australia as Senior Vice President Chief Restaurant Support Officer and Vice President Supply Chain Director.

Helen Nash

Non-Executive Director

Helen has more than 20 years’ brand and marketing experience including a number of senior executive roles with McDonald’s Australia and a variety of marketing and FMCG roles in Australia and internationally with IPC Media Ltd and Procter & Gamble. Helen is also a non-executive director of Blackmores Limited, Southern Cross Media Limited and Metcash Limited and a former non-executive director of Pacific Brands Limited.

Linda Bardo Nicholls, AO

Non-Executive Director

Linda has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive and director in banking, insurance and funds management in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. She is Chairman of Japara Healthcare and Chairman of Melbourne Health. Linda is also a director of Fairfax Media and Medibank Private, and is a Member of the Museums Board of Victoria. Linda was previously Chairman of Healthscope, Chairman of Australia Post, Chairman of Keolis Downer (trading as Yarra Trams) and a Director of Pacific Brands, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, St George Bank and the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute.

Andrew Reeves

Non-Executive Director

Andrew Reeves was appointed as Non-Executive Director to the Inghams Group Board on 14 January 2019.
Andrew is a prominent figure within the FMCG industry and has served as CEO and Managing Director for both ASX-listed entities and large-scale multinationals.
He has also held senior roles at Lion Nathan and Coca Cola Amatil. Most recently he was CEO of George Weston Foods, a role he held between 2011-2016. He currently sits on the boards of Credit Union Australia, The Healthy Grain, Netget Limited and Keytone Dairy.

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