Ampol has announced Matthew Halliday as its new Managing Director and CEO.
Ampol Chairman Steven Gregg said the board felt Mr Halliday, who had been working as their interim CEO since March this year, had excelled during COVID-19 and the board felt he was the right person to lead the next chapter for Ampol.
“Matthew has done an outstanding job as Interim CEO through a period of unprecedented disruption and demand destruction following the onset of COVID-19, taking strong action to protect our assets and market-leading position, optimise cashflows and ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of our business for employees and customers.”
“He is an experienced executive who is highly respected by the market and by his colleagues. I am confident that his skills, knowledge of the business and track record over the last year position him well to succeed.”
Mr Halliday joined Ampol (then Caltex Australia) as CFO in April last year and has significant experience working with ASX-listed companies, including 20-years with Riot Tinto in senior finance and commercial roles.
Mr Halliday said he was looking forward to leading Ampol as it emerges from COVID-19.
“It is an honour to be appointed to lead this great Australian company on a permanent basis. When we emerge from COVID-19 we will be well positioned to leverage our market-leading assets and strong balance sheet to continue the successful execution of our strategy and find new opportunities to deliver value to shareholders,” Mr Halliday said.
“It is an exciting time for our company as we continue the revitalisation of the Ampol brand. Ampol is a proudly independent Australian company and we are committed to playing a leading part in our country’s future. We will remain focused on operating safely, delivering for customers and being a positive contributor in our local communities.”