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Executive Leadership Team

Profiles of the Cheetham Salt Executive Leadership Team

Andrew Speed
Chief Executive Officer 

Leadership team tenure: Appointed July 2007


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


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.



Andrew Crane
Chief Financial Officer
Bbus (Acctg, Buss Law), CPA

Leadership team tenure: Appointed November 2018


Andrew has experience as a finance executive in a number of manufacturing organisations.


Andrew has worked in FMCG, building products, aerospace composite manufacturing, as well as retail in both financial and divisional management roles. He is committed to continuous improvement and excellence across the total business.



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

Leadership team tenure: Appointed March 2014


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.