The Board of A2 Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Hearn as a non-executive Director of A2 Corporation Limited (A2C).
During the past year, the Company has undertaken a process of review of the structure, composition and remuneration of the Board. An independent consultant was engaged to assist this process overseenby the Board Nomination Committee. A number of changes were approved at the November 2013 annual meeting including an increase in the maximum number of directors, an increase in the director fees pool and the election of Ms Julia Hoare as a Director. These changes support the strategy to evolve the composition of the Board in an orderly way and ensure the skills and experience of the Directors support the company’s strategic agenda.
This appointment is consistent with the plan to designate non-executive Directors to provide oversight and support of activities in regional markets, with David Hearn assuming this responsibility for the UK and Europe.
The Board has determined that David Hearn is an Independent Director.
David brings a strong skill set in executive management, sales and marketing and strategy development in fast moving consumer goods in international markets. Over the past 12 months David has been engaged as non- executive Chairman of the now wholly owned UK subsidiary of A2C. His previous executive career has included Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director roles for profile FMCG companies including Goodman Fielder Limited, UB Snack Foods Europe/Asia, Del Monte UK and Smith’s Crisps and the marketing services group, Cordiant Communications Group.
David was educated at Oxford University with first class Honours in English Literature, is married with 2 children and based in London.
For further information contact:
A2 Corporation Limited
+64 21 932 254
A2C is a differentiated, premium-priced dairy company which is building a global business based on unique intellectual property relating to a2™ brand dairy products.
A2C has operations in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and China and is pursuing growth opportunities in Asia and North America.
A2C is listed on the NZX market and trades under the code ATM.