Supply chain expert hired to transform Fletcher Building

8 February 2016

Fletcher Building has appointed a supply chain expert to help transform the business as part of a restructuring of the company’s divisions.

Lee Finney has been appointed to the new role of chief transformation officer, with responsibility for all of Fletcher Building’s centres of excellence including the marketing, operations excellence and procurement functions.

He will also be tasked with speeding up growth and cost reduction initiatives and will lead a core team of business transformation specialists.

Finney was previously at Molson Coors where he had been chief supply officer for the Canadian and European divisions since 2010. He has also held senior supply chain leadership roles at Goodman Fielder in New Zealand, and for Campbell's in Europe and the USA.

The appointment comes amid a restructuring of the company’s divisions and executive officers following the sale of its Rocla Quarry Products business and the acquisition of construction company Higgins.

The restructuring will create five divisions, including Building Products, International, Distribution, Residential and Land Development, and Construction.

Fletcher Building chief executive officer Mark Adamson said that the company had made significant progress reshaping its portfolio, divesting non-core businesses and investing in growth.

“With the creation of the chief transformation officer role, we will have a dedicated senior executive who will be focussed on accelerating the growth and cost reduction initiatives,” he said. “Building on the FBUnite transformation programme, we have identified significant further opportunity to eliminate inefficiencies and improve our sales and marketing capabilities. Lee will be responsible for delivering on these opportunities.”

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