Brambles Limited announced the appointment of Mr. John Mullen as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman Elect. Mr Mullen will join the Board with effect from 1 November 2019 and will succeed Mr. Stephen Johns as Chairman of Brambles upon Mr. Johns’ retirement in 2020.
Mr. Johns said: “Following a rigorous and extensive search process, we are delighted that Mr. Mullen has accepted our offer to join the Board and be my successor. His extensive experience, both internationally with DHL and locally with Asciano and TNT, and his Chairmanship of Telstra ensures he is ideally placed to help lead the company. Mr Mullen’s prior experience as a Non-Executive Director of Brambles also uniquely positions him for this role.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Mullen said: “I am pleased to be joining the Brambles Board as Chairman Elect. Brambles is an Australian company with a rich history and an enviable record as a successful global company. Through its CHEP business, the company is among the leaders in supply chain logistics. Brambles has a great future and I am looking forward to being a part of the next phase of its development.”
Mr. Johns, who has been Chairman of Brambles since 2014, had previously announced his intention to retire in 2020. Following an appropriate handover period, Mr. Mullen will assume the role of Chairman prior to the 2020 AGM.
Mr. Mullen is currently Chairman of Telstra, a Director of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP and holds the role of Chairman of the enlisted entity, Toll Group. Mr. Mullen will be stepping down from a number of other board positions to take up the Brambles Chairman role and will be a director of only two listed entities being Telstra and Brambles from 2020.