Board of Directors

Peter Bush

Peter Bush

Chairman

Peter had a long and successful career in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), holding senior roles with SC Johnson, Reckitt and 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 also Chairman of Southern Cross Media Group Limited (since 2015). He was previously Chairman of Pacific Brands Limited, Nine Entertainment Co, Mantra Group and NEC Holdings Pty Limited and a director of Insurance Australia Group Limited.

Jim Leighton

Jim Leighton

Chief Executive Officer

Jim has more than 40 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), most recently the President and Founder of 40 North Foods, a start-up venture backed by global company Pilgrims Pride and JBS. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer, Interim CEO and Director at Boulder Brands where played a key role scaling the business and ultimately selling it to Pinnacle Foods. He also spent seven years at Perdue Farms and, in his last role there served as President of the company's global multi-billion dollar Food Group. Jim also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Aryzta AG.

Ricky Lau

Michael Ihlein

Non-Executive Director

Mike has significant experience across fast-moving consumer goods and supply-chain logistics companies. He held senior roles at Coca-Cola Amatil Limited including Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer as well as Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Poland. Subsequently he was Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Brambles Limited prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer until his retirement.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Mike also serves on the Boards of Scentre Group, CSR Limited, Ampol Limited and the not-for-profit mentoring organisation Kilfinan Australia.

Jackie McArthur

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. Jackie is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Tassal Group Limited and InvoCare Limited. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Blackmores Ltd.

Helen Nash

Helen Nash

Non-Executive Director

Helen has more than 20 year’s executive experience across the Consumer Packaged Goods, Media and Quick Service Restaurants industries. Initially trained as a certified management accountant in the UK, Helen then spent more than 15 years in brands and consumer marketing including the role of CMO for McDonald's Australia and New Zealand. Helen also held the position of Chief Operating Officer for McDonald's Australia where she had strategic, commercial and operational responsibility for the business. Helen is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Metcash Ltd and Southern Cross Media Ltd. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Pacific Brands Ltd and Blackmores Ltd.

Linda Bardo Nicholls, AO

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 United States. She is a Chairman of Japara Healthcare and Chairman of Melbourne Health. Linda is also a director of Medibank Private and is a Member of the Museums Board of Victoria. Linda was previously an Independent Non-Executive Director of Fairfax Media, Pacific Brands and Sigma Pharmaceuticals.

Andrew Reeves

Andrew Reeves

Non-Executive Director

Andrew is an experienced consumer goods executive who has served as CEO and Managing Director for both ASX-listed entities and large-scale multinationals. Andrew's most recent executive role was as CEO of George Weston Foods, a role he held between 2011 and 2016. He has also held senior roles at Lion Nathan and Coca Cola Amatil. He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Credit Union Australia, Netget Limited and Keytone Dairy.

Rob Gordon

Rob Gordon

Non-Executive Director

Rob has more than 35 years of experience in the FMCG and agribusiness sectors, including over 20 years in CEO and Managing Director roles for companies including Viterra Inc, Dairy Farmers Ltd and Goodman Fielder (Meadow Lea and Consumer Goods divisions). Rob is currently the CEO and a director of Ricegrowers Limited, and a member of the Rabobank Agribusiness Advisory Board. Rob has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Gresham Private Equity and as the Non-Executive Deputy Chair of the Australian Food & Grocery Council.

Senior Management

Jim Leighton

Jim Leighton

Chief Executive Officer

Jim joined Ingham's in November 2018 as Managing Director and CEO. Jim has more than 40 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), most recently the President and Founder of 40 North Foods, a start-up venture backed by global company Pilgrims Pride and JBS. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer, Interim CEO and Director at Boulder Brands where played a key role scaling the business and ultimately selling it to Pinnacle Foods. He also spent seven years at Perdue Farms and, in his last role there served as President of the company's global multi-billion dollar Food Group. Jim also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Aryzta AG.

Gary Mallett

Gary Mallett

Chief Financial Officer

Gary joined Ingham’s in October 2019. Gary has over 30 years’ experience in a range of senior finance roles with ASX listed companies including Origin Energy and Brambles. Prior to joining Ingham's, Gary was CFO at Senex Energy where he was responsible for corporate finance, business planning, governance, IT and business improvement. Gary will serve as secretary and director on a number of Inghams Group subsidiary companies.

Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray

CEO New Zealand

Jonathan joined Ingham’s in 2008 as Retail Sales Manager for Ingham’s Enterprises NZ before moving into the National Sales Manager position in 2010. In October 2015, he was promoted to executive leader of the Sales division based in Sydney and in February 2016 also took over the Marketing division. Jonathan has extensive experience in retail sales in the UK, NZ and Australia and has held senior positions with Countdown Supermarkets and Marks and Spencer.

Tim Singleton

Tim Singleton

Chief Operations Officer

Tim joined Ingham’s in May 2019 from Case Farm in the US, where he held the position of Vice President. Tim has over 20 years’ experience in the poultry industry and has also held key operational roles at Pilgrim’s Pride, Simmons Prepared Foods and Tyson’s Food. Tim is responsible for Ingham’s Australian operations, spanning farming, primary processing, further processing, warehousing and logistics and operational support.

Chris Croese

Chris Croese

Chief Customer Officer

Chris joined Ingham’s in June 2019 and brings over 30 years’ experience in retail operations, sales and customer relationship management in the poultry and broader food industry. He has held senior leaderships roles with Woolworths, most recently as the Head of Meat, and prior to that had senior roles with Beak and Johnston, Harris Farm and Hans Smallgoods.

Seb Brandt

Seb Brandt

Chief Marketing Officer

Seb joined Ingham’s in May 2019. Seb has 20 years' marketing experience in the food and beverage, QSR and retail categories, having held prior roles with companies including McDonalds, Fosters, PepsiCo and Red Bull. Seb's skills and passion lie in the development and implementation of brand and consumer strategies, creating new business and importantly, a focus on innovation.

Anne-Marie Mooney

Anne-Marie Mooney

Feed Business Director

Anne-Marie joined Ingham’s in May 2018 as the General Manager Milling Operations. Anne-Marie brings 10 years’ of experience at Ridley Corporation Ltd, where she held a number of senior executives roles in both the commercial and feed areas. In May 2019, Anne-Marie was appointed as the Feed Business Director and is responsible for feed procurement, milling and ingredients.

Grant Kerswell

Grant Kerswell

Chief People Officer

Grant joined Ingham’s in July 2019. Grant brings more than 20 years’ of extensive leadership experience in the HR function at Arnott’s, Seven Network and Coca-Cola Amatil. Most recently he has been with Broadspectrum where he provided strategic advice and support in the core areas of HR including organisational development, performance management, culture and capability, talent and succession, recruitment, remunerations and workplace relations.

Craig Haskins

Craig Haskins

Investor Relations Director

Craig joined Ingham’s in July 2019. Craig has over 20 years’ experience in Australian capital markets through his previous roles as Managing Director at Jefferies Australia, and senior roles within Credit Suisse, UBS and Merrill Lynch.

Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews

General Counsel and Company Secretary

David joined Ingham's in November 2015. David has over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer with international law firms in Australia and the UK and with large, listed global companies. Prior to joining Ingham’s he was General Counsel and Company Secretary of Fonterra Co-operative Group, Telcom New Zealand’s Australian operations, and Arnott’s Biscuits/Campbell Soup in the Asia Pacific Region.