Chief Executive Officer
Mick joined Ingham’s in January 2015 as Executive Chairman and was subsequently appointed CEO in February 2016. Mick has more than 30 years’ operational management experience. He is the former Managing Director, CEO and a board member of Skilled Group. He served as COO at Coles Supermarkets Australia from 2007 to 2009 and Managing Director of Coles Express from 2005 to 2009. Prior to Coles, he spent 19 years with the Royal Dutch Shell Group both in Australia and overseas. Mick is also Chairman of Red Rock Leisure, a private Australian tourism and entertainment venue operator.
Chief Financial Officer
Ian joined Ingham’s in May 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. Ian has 25 years’ senior management experience in public and private companies in Australia, the US and UK. He has held senior financial roles with Sara Lee Bakery, Arnott’s Biscuits and Campbell Soup and most recently was CFO for GWA Group Limited and prior to that Carter Holt Harvey Building Supplies Group. Ian also serves as secretary and director on a number of Ingham’s companies.
Quinton joined Ingham’s in November 2015 as Operations Excellence Director. Quinton brings 23 years’ commercial experience in grower relations, manufacturing operations, commodity trading and marketing from South Africa, Europe and Australia. He was most recently CEO of Mackay Sugar. Quinton’s role is focussed on driving commercial improvements within the operations of the Ingham’s business.
Supply Chain and Further Processing
Janelle joined Ingham’s in 2004 following its acquisition of Chickadee Foods. Janelle has been a member of the executive leadership team since 2008 and in 2014 assumed responsibility for Ingham’s Supply Chain division, including responsibility for inventory, warehouse facilities, planning, weigh price labelling operations and management of third party logistic providers. In April 2016, Janelle’s role expanded to include the financial and operational performance of Ingham’s further processing facilities.
Sales and Marketing
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.
Beth joined Ingham’s in November 2015 as Technical Services Director. She has more than 20 years’ technical and operational experience developed in the US across food safety, animal welfare and regulatory areas, as well as poultry health, laboratory services and sales and marketing. Beth has held senior roles in technical services at Perdue Farms, Wampler Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride. She has also worked for the US Poultry & Egg Association and the US Agency for International Development. Most recently, Beth was the Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety at Mountaire Farms in Delaware.
Strategy and Business Development
Jonathan joined Ingham’s in December 2014 as Strategy and Business Development Director and has 20 years’ experience in business strategy, transformation and general management in Australia, the UK, France and Asia for the FMCG and media sectors. Before Ingham’s Jonathan led Peters Ice Cream through its transformation under private equity ownership and has assisted a large number of companies in strategy development and profit improvement programs. Jonathan has been instrumental in helping to transform Ingham’s from a successful family owned company to one which is focused on performance and customer service. Jonathan also oversees procurement and Ingham’s turkey business.
People and Performance
Brad joined Ingham’s in September 2015. He has more than 20 years’ experience in industrial relations, human resources and operations in the airline, resource and FMCG sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America. Prior to Ingham’s Brad was Group Executive – Operations at Mirvac. Brad has brought diverse operational experience and change management expertise to Ingham’s to support its strategy and people development agenda. Brad oversees Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Labour Planning and Management and has been central to the development and implementation of the group labour strategy.
Primary Processing and Farming Operations
Mike joined Ingham’s in 1992 as Plant Manager at Te Aroha, New Zealand. Mike is responsible for Ingham’s Australian primary processing and chicken farming operations. Prior to this role, he was executive leader for Ingham’s Poultry operations in Queensland and New South Wales (including the turkey business) following nine years as Executive General Manager of Ingham’s New Zealand operations.
Adrian joined Ingham’s in 2002. Since June 2011, he has been executive leader of the New Zealand operations, bringing 19 years’ experience across the business including engineering and plant management expertise. Adrian is current Chairman of the New Zealand Poultry Industry Association.
Commercial and Trading
Graeme joined Golden Poultry in 1980 – a company then jointly owned by Ingham’s and Coca-Cola Amatil – as Production Manager at the Clyde feedmill. He was appointed Cardiff Mill Manager for Ingham’s in 1981, then National Stockfeed Manager in 2004. In 2011, Graeme was appointed Group Executive General Manager – Stockfeed and in 2015 named executive leader of the Commercial and Trading division. In this role, Graeme is responsible for raw material procurement and nutrition for Ingham’s 10 feedmills across Australia and New Zealand, external stockfeed sales, Mitavite horse feed sales and the ingredient business.
Philip joined Ingham’s as Senior Advisor in August 2015. He has more than 30 years’ experience in strategic leadership of large international agriculture businesses. He is Executive Director of the UK’s leading chicken business, 2 Sisters Food Group and the former Managing Director of Integrated Chicken at Grampian Country Food Group, also in the UK. He received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the dairy industry in 2004 and was awarded Colonel in the USA for global services to the food industry in 2010. He is a board member of the British Poultry Council, Vice President of AVEC (the European Poultry Council), board member of Assured Food Standards (Red Tractor) and Chairman of Edinburgh based Greengage Lighting Ltd.