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Ansell Ltd. June 13, 2023

Ansell announces retirement of John Bevan as Board Chairman, to be replaced by Nigel Garrard

13 June 2023 – Ansell Limited (ASX:ANN), a global leader in personal protection safety solutions, announced today that John Bevan will retire as Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of Ansell, effective from 24 October 2023.

Nigel Garrard, currently an independent Non-Executive Director, will replace Mr Bevan as Chairman effective from this date.

After joining the Ansell Board in 2012 as an independent Non-Executive Director, Mr Bevan was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2017 and Chairman in 2019.

Mr Bevan said: “It has been an honour to serve on the Ansell Board for almost 12 years and to be involved in the group’s evolution over this time. Ansell has maintained a leading position in the PPE industry, supported by its extensive product portfolio, geographical reach, unique capabilities and a commitment to strive for leadership in social and environmental performance. This was particularly evident as we navigated the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Neil Salmon and his management team have adapted the Company successfully to the market changes that the pandemic created.”

“With the company on a solid platform after the disruption of COVID-19 and its immediate aftermath, and with Neil Salmon well established as Managing Director and CEO, I believe it is now timely to transition someone else into the role,” he said.

“At Ansell I have been fortunate to work alongside many experienced Directors and business leaders and a dedicated workforce. I thank my Board colleagues and management for their continued support during my time as Chairman.”

Ansell CEO and Managing Director, Neil Salmon, said: “On behalf of the Board I sincerely thank John for his leadership and valuable contributions to Ansell for nearly 12 years. On a personal note, I am also grateful to John for his sound counsel and guidance during my recent transition to CEO.”

Mr. Garrard joined the Ansell Board in March 2020. An experienced executive with a successful track record across the FMCG and Industrial/Manufacturing sectors, Mr Garrard served a combined 20 years as CEO of three ASX-listed companies. As well as his role on Ansell’s Board, he is currently Chairman of Flinders Port Holdings and McMahon Services Advisory Board and is a Non- Executive Director of CSR Limited and ALS Limited.

Mr. Garrard said: “It is a privilege to be appointed Chairman of Ansell and to succeed John, who has adeptly led the Board over the last six years. With the support of the Board, CEO and management team I look forward to helping Ansell to deliver sustained and profitable growth in the coming years.”

Mr Garrard will step down as Chair of the Human Resources Committee, effective on 24 October 2023. He will be succeeded as Chair of this Committee by independent and Non-Executive Director, Christine Yan.

This announcement was authorised for release by the Board of Directors of Ansell Limited.


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