Parent company George Weston Foods Limited (GWF) has announced the appointment of Matthew Rowland as Jasol’s new managing director. He comes to Jasol with more than two decades of industry experience having spent the majority of his career as a senior executive at Orica Watercare and Orica Chemnet, both in Australia and New Zealand.
As a qualified engineer, Rowland has also held engineering and business development roles with ICI Explosives in Australia and Vietnam.
“I am delighted to be joining Jasol and have great plans for the business which operates in an industry that I have a long history in, proven experience and equally important, a passion for. My first task will be to introduce myself to our top customers, listen to their needs and talk them through my ideas for Jasol,” said Rowland.
“The decision to accept the role as managing director was an easy one as I’m not just joining a talented team at Jasol, but also collaborating with great business leaders at George Weston Foods,” he added.
According to GWF chief executive Andrew Reeves, “Matthew has proven performance in business strategy development and execution in both mature businesses and green field opportunities. He comes to Jasol with in-depth industry knowledge in both Australia and New Zealand, so we are looking forward to his contribution to a business that is about to initiate its next iteration, as it enters its 80th year of operation in Australia.”