Interflour Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Greg Harvey is to step down on 9 March, with Interflour Group Chief Strategy Officer Avi Fintz to replace him.
After almost 13 years at the helm of the Group, Mr Harvey will be moving back to Perth in Western Australia to be closer to his family.
“These are never easy decisions but I have been away from my family for 7 years now and it’s time to return to Perth. My family has sacrificed a lot over the years for my career and it’s time for me to return the gesture. What made this decision right at this time is the confidence I have in the leadership team and in particular Avi,” said Mr Harvey.
“It makes it a whole lot easier knowing that Interflour is in very capable hands with a leadership team across the region with strong experience and outstanding dedication to our customers and business partners.
“Avi and I will work together, as we have done for many years, to ensure a smooth transition. He has developed a deep understanding of the business and connection with our customers and business partners.
“As the head of strategy and business development for almost five years, Avi has a strong appreciation for the complexity of our business. I have every confidence in his ability to carry this business forward from strength to strength.”
Interflour Group Chairman Imre Mencshelyi said the Board has been working with Mr Harvey for some time to enact the company’s leadership succession plan and ensure a smooth transition.
“On behalf of the Board, I thank Greg for his service over the last 13 years. Under his leadership Interflour has transformed to become a globally recognised company and one of the leading grain processors in Southeast Asia.
“Not only has Greg led and inspired from within the Interflour Group, he has made significant contributions to global nutrition efforts through his leadership of the Food Fortification Initiative, focused on alleviating new-born neural tube defects through implementing flour fortification programs.
“He is a highly respected leader within the Group and industry and will be missed. We wish Greg all the very best for the future.
“The Board will be working closely with Avi and Greg over the next six weeks to ensure a smooth transition. We also warmly welcome Avi to the role and look forward to the next chapter of Interflour’s journey with him.”