The Ansell Limited (ASX: ANN) share price is trading lower on Tuesday morning despite announcing its new CEO.
At the time of writing, the health and safety products company’s shares are down 0.5% to $40.03.
What did Ansell announce?
According to the announcement, the company has promoted Neil Salmon to the role of Managing Director and CEO effective 1 September 2021. This follows a comprehensive internal and external search for a successor. He will be replacing the retiring Magnus Nicolin.
The release explains that Mr Salmon joined Ansell in 2013 as its CFO and was appointed President of Ansell’s Industrial GBU in 2019. A new head of the Industrial GBU will be appointed in due course.
Ansell’s Chairman, John Bevan, believes that Neil Salmon will be the ideal leader for Ansell in its next phase of development.
He commented: “Neil has the right combination of financial and operational experience and capability for the CEO role at Ansell. He has worked alongside Magnus for many years and was a key contributor to the strategies which transformed Ansell during that time. More recently, Neil also led our Industrial GBU with its over 7,500 strong manufacturing, marketing and product development workforce located in multiple jurisdictions.”
“His leadership was critical in the management of the initial challenges of the pandemic, positioning the business where it could maximise benefits from the recovery as it emerged. Ansell’s strategies are delivering well. Neil understands the drivers of Ansell’s success in recent years and I’m confident Neil will build on that momentum,” Mr Bevan added.
The new CEO appears up for the challenge of leading the company.
Mr Salmon said: “It is a considerable responsibility to lead Ansell at this time of enormous need for our personal protection products worldwide. I thank the Board for the opportunity to build on Ansell’s success and I acknowledge the outstanding leadership of Magnus Nicolin in taking the company so far.”