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Boral announce senior executive changes

Boral executive structure

Company looks to the future with broadening of leadership roles and responsibilities

BORAL Ltd have announced changes to their senior executive team in a move to broaden leadership roles and responsibilities as the company looks to the future. The changes will take effect from 1 March 2019.

Joe Goss, currently chief executive of Boral Australia, will move to a senior advisory role reporting to Boral’s chief executive officer and managing director, Mike Kane.

Wayne Manners, currently executive general manager Western Australia, Building Products and Major Projects, will become president and chief executive officer of Boral Australia.

Ross Harper, currently executive general manager Cement, will become group president of operations, responsible for Boral Australia and Boral North America as well as group health, safety and environment.

Mr Harper will work closely with Wayne Manners and David Mariner (president and chief executive officer of Boral North America) in this new role.

Rosaline (Ros) Ng, currently chief financial officer (CFO) and chair of USG Boral will have an expanded role as group president Ventures and CFO, which includes group strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and broader responsibility for the USG Boral and Meridian Brick joint ventures.

She will work closely with Frederic de Rougemont (chief executive officer of USG Boral) and Chris Fenwick (chief executive officer of Meridian Brick) to deliver the strategy and results of the joint ventures.

In addition to these key changes, Greg Price, currently executive general manager New South Wales for Boral Australia, will take on an expanded role including responsibility for Boral’s project-management office.

Commenting on the executive changes, Mike Kane, Boral’s chief executive officer and managing director said: ‘These changes recognize the skills, capabilities and track record of key executives to deliver value to the Boral business and our shareholders. These new and expanded roles will create opportunity for deeper operational development and leadership.

‘This is an important evolution in our successful senior executive development programme, which has been in place for several years. It is about ensuring that Boral are well positioned around executive capability today and in the future, and that we are prepared for an orderly succession of the chief executive officer role in the coming years.’

Mr Kane is expected to continue in the role as Boral’s chief executive officer and managing director for another two to three years while the board continues to develop the company’s senior executives to support internal candidacies for consideration of key roles in the future. 

Commenting on Joe Goss’ transition to a senior advisory role, Mr Kane added: ‘I want to thank Joe for his tremendous commitment and leadership as chief executive of Boral Australia over the past six years.

‘Under Joe’s leadership, the division has delivered strong financial and safety improvements and has seen a strengthened organizational culture including a clear commitment to safety, customers and continuous improvement.’

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