Goodman Fielder: Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Sydney / AU. (gfl) Goodman Fielder Limited announced the appointment of Patrick Gibson as the company´s new Chief Financial Officer. Gibson joins Goodman Fielder from Brambles Limited where he was the Group Financial Controller since 2008. Prior to his role at Brambles, Patrick held a number of senior finance roles in the FMCG industry in a career spanning nearly 20 years with Unilever across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Goodman Fielder´s Managing Director and CEO, Chris Delaney, said, «I am delighted to welcome Patrick to our senior executive team. Patrick brings extensive listed company experience in Australia combined with relevant FMCG industry expertise. His direct experience in corporate finance and capital markets, together with his record in driving operational and financial improvement in the FMCG sector at Unilever, ensure that he is a very strong fit for the CFO role at Goodman Fielder». Gibson will commence his position in the early months of 2014. In the meantime, the company is pleased to advise that its Chief Strategy + Corporate Development Officer, Neil Kearney, will act in the CFO role until Gibson commences his position. Neil has extensive financial and industry experience, having previously been the CEO of Warranambool Cheese and Butter and CFO of National Foods.