ISELIN, NJ and MELBOURNE (June 24/25, 2013) – Ansell Limited (ASX:ANN), a global leader in protection solutions, today announces that it has named Neil I. Salmon as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Salmon will take on the role effective July 15, 2013.
Responsible for leading and managing the company’s business development and finance functions, Mr. Salmon will also be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Ansell’s strategic plan. This plan will continue to improve short-term results as well as position the company for profitable long-term global growth and shareholder value creation.
“I am delighted to have Neil join the Ansell family,” said Magnus Nicolin, CEO and Managing Director of Ansell. “His experience in managing financial organizations for a variety of international organizations is an excellent fit for our growth strategy and the Ansell culture of innovation. We expect him to provide immediate value to the company.”
Mr. Nicolin went on to further state “I would like to thank Francois Le Jeune, who as acting CFO, has done an extraordinary job in managing the function as well as supporting the CEO in the interim. Francois will provide assistance for the first few months to Neil as he transitions into the role.”
Mr. Salmon is an accomplished finance executive with more than 20 years of professional experience. His extensive, diverse international experience in all areas of tax, treasury, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, business development, M&A, post-merger integrations and internal audit make him highly qualified for this role.
Mr. Salmon is a native of the United Kingdom where he spent the first years of his career with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), serving in operational finance leadership positions across various ICI regions and business units in the UK, South Africa, the United States and Singapore. Most recently, Mr. Salmon was the CFO of Innophos, a leading international producer of performance-critical and nutritional specialty ingredients based in Cranbury, NJ, with revenues of $860 million and publicly traded on NASDAQ in New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Lincoln College, Oxford University and is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA).
Mr. Salmon will be based at Ansell operational headquarters in Iselin, NJ (MetroPark).
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