Ongoing financial discipline has been overseen by our new Chief Financial Officer, Gary Mallett, who joined the team in October. Gary brings with him more than 30 years of experience in a range of senior financial roles with companies including Brambles, Origin Energy and Senex Energy.
Michael Ihlein was appointed to the Board in April. Mike complements our Board skills with fast moving consumer goods and supply chain logistics experience, including at Brambles and Coca‑Cola Amatil. He is Chairman of our Finance and Audit Committee.
Ricky Lau retired from our Board on 30 June 2020. He joined the Board in 2013 and continued through the IPO as a representative of TPG. I would like to thank Ricky for his contribution.
Our Business Sustainability report and Corporate Governance Statement details our commitment to animal welfare and operating sustainably in the best interests of the company and the communities in which we work.
While the impact of COVID‑19 continues for the foreseeable future, I am confident we have the right leadership, team and business model to continue to steer our business with continued agility and a bias for action to keep us always headed in the right direction to deliver against our strategic plan.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Leighton, has led our business strategy since joining us 18 months ago. Our five‑year strategic plan is well underway, and the team is focused and energised to sustainably grow our business to deliver more consistent, predictable and reliable returns for our stakeholders.
Thank you to my Board colleagues, the leadership team and our people across Australia and New Zealand for continuing to work safely and with determination to support our company to provide Ingham’s customers with our trusted products.
On behalf of the Board and management team, I would also like to thank our shareholders for your ongoing support.
* Underlying excludes any profit or loss on sale of assets, restructuring expenses, impairments, trading results for business sold as a going concern and AASB 16 leasing impacts. Further, underlying NPAT excludes tax on the abovementioned exclusions.