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Lindsay Australia to appoint new CEO

BREAKING — Lindsay Australia has announced who will take over Kim Lindsay as the group’s new CEO.

In a release pushed out on the ASX yesterday, Lindsay Australia appointed Clayton McDonald to the position from July 17.

Lindsay Australia says McDonald has extensive leadership experience in the transport and logistics sector as the current group executive of bulk at Aurizon.

He has held a number of senior executive positions at Aurizon since 2008, prior to which he was employed at Toll Group between 2001 and 2008.

McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

McDonald was selected following a competitive search process which considered a number of highly experienced internal and external candidates.

“Clay McDonald is an outstanding leader with an impressive track record in operational, commercial and customer-facing roles in transport and logistics,” Lindsay Australia chair Ian Williams says.

“He has demonstrated experience growing businesses both organically and through acquisitions, which aligns to Lindsay Australia’s growth objectives.

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“Kim Lindsay’s 20 years as Managing Director and CEO have built the foundations for an enduringly successful business and he leaves Lindsay Australia in a strong position to achieve our ambitions for profitable growth. It is testament to Kim’s contribution to the group that Lindsay Australia has been able to attract a new CEO of Clay McDonald’s calibre to lead the business in its next stage of continued operational improvement and growth.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Kim for his distinguished service to the business and his dedication to the success of Lindsay Australia.”

McDonald says he’s proud to be appointed to such a role with Lindsay Australia.

“Lindsay Australia has built a unique combination of strategic and operational assets in its national logistics and distribution network and its support and advice for farmers throughout the production cycle,” he says.

“It provides a vital role in food and agricultural supply chains and is recognised for its outstanding safety, customer service and people. I look forward to joining the Lindsay Australia team.

“Kim Lindsay has created an impressive legacy at Lindsay Australia and I am looking forward to working with the leadership team and the Board as I transition into the role of CEO.”

Lindsay will retire as Managing Director and CEO on June 23 and Craig Baker, Chief Operating Officer, will be appointed acting CEO in the interim until McDonald commences.

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