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Executive Leadership Team

Profiles of the Cheetham Salt Excutive Leadership Team

Profiles of the Cheetham Salt Executive Leadership Team

Andrew Speed
Chief Executive Officer 
BSc, MBA

Leadership team tenure: Appointed July 2007


Career:

Andrew Speed joined Ridley as National Sales & Marketing Manager for Cheetham Salt in July 2007, and was appointed General Manager Cheetham Salt in June 2008. 


Prior to joining Cheetham Salt, Andrew worked for Orica Limited in a range of National Sales and Product Management roles. Andrew has extensive experience in the food, pharmaceutical, personal care and industrial sectors.


Peter Newton 
General Manager
B.Agr.Sc, MBA

Leadership team tenure: Appointed June 2012

                       

Career:
Peter has held various positions, including Key Account Manager, National Production Manager and GM Sales & Marketing at Cheetham Salt.

                       

Prior to joining Cheetham Salt, Peter worked in the animal feed industry for CopRice, Riverina Australia, and Ridley, and has extensive experience across site operations, export development, sales and marketing, and technical services.

                                                       

    

Eric Tai

Group General Manager Finance

B. Commerce, CPA


Leadership team tenure:  Appointed April 2022


Career: 

Eric joined Cheetham Salt as Commercial Finance Manager in 2015 and was appointed Group General Manager Finance in April 2022.


Prior to joining Cheetham Salt, Eric worked in range of commercial and finance roles across multiple industries sectors including manufacturing, FMCG and automotive. Eric is a strategic leader with a passion for stakeholder engagement and helping organisations perform at their best.

Sarah Dalziel
General Manager HSEQ & People
BEco, DipEd, MBA

Leadership team tenure: Appointed March 2014

                       

Career:
Sarah worked almost two years as Group HR Manager at Ridley where her responsibilities included Human Resources for Cheetham Salt.


Prior to joining Cheetham Salt, Sarah worked at Bluescope Steel and Orica Limited, where she held senior HR positions as well as safety leadership and commercial roles.