Ag News

AACo appoint Hugh Killen as new CEO

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Dec 20, 2017

The Board of Australian Agricultural Company [ASX:AAC] (“AACo”) today announced the appointment of Mr Hugh Killen as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will take effect on 1 February 2018.

Hugh has extensive experience in Australia and abroad and most recently was the Head of Fixed Income, Currency and commodities for Westpac Banking Corporation.

Chairman Donald McGauchie said “Having run an international and domestic executive search process and having had the benefit of interacting directly with Hugh in recent months, we have no doubt that we have the right person to be our Chief Executive Officer.

“Clearly an experienced managing director, we have been particularly impressed by Hugh’s commercial skills and the speed with which he has got across our business, its strategy and future path. He was the best executive that we engaged through our search process and we’re confident in his ability to drive company strategy to achieve the best commercial outcome for AACo. His background as a pastoralist and having spent his formative years in the agricultural sector has made his transition from the finance industry seamless.”

Hugh Killen said “It is an honour to be appointed the Chief Executive Officer of AACo. I have always had enormous interest in and respect for t...
Read "Prime" Ag News full story!
Be a "Prime" Monthly Member