• New CEO of TasFoods, Scott Hadley.
    New CEO of TasFoods, Scott Hadley.

Former CEO of Asahi Beverages Alcohol Scott Hadley has been appointed CEO of Tasmanian food and beverage company TasFoods. The company has also announced a new CFO, Shona Croucher.  

Scott Hadley is the new CEO after Jane Bennett officially stepped down in August. Previously Hadley was with Asahi Beverages for nine years, with almost seven years as CEO of Asahi Beverages Alcohol. He left Asahi in January. 

Hadley completed an induction and met key stakeholders in September, gaining business understanding and key relationships working alongside Bennett, the board and executive team. 

Hadley said he appreciates Bennett’s support during the transition and acknowledged her efforts. 

“The induction period has further grown my confidence in the future position of TasFoods. We are coming from a solid base in dairy and poultry and there is a strong platform for growth. 

“There are many opportunities and I look forward to developing strategies and plans to maximise the value of TasFoods for shareholders and all stakeholders,” said Hadley.

New CFO 

In August the company announced CFO Donna Wilson had resigned from her position but would stay until a replacement was found. 

Shona Croucher has been appointed the company’s new CFO. 

Croucher was previously CFO and director of finance and people at Bellamy’s Organic for seven years. She has more than 16 years experience in taxation, corporate business advisory and business evaluation while working at KPMG. 

Croucher said she is looking forward to working at TasFoods. 

“I believe there are many opportunities to be realised within the business, and I look forward to being part of that journey,” said Croucher. 

Croucher will start on October 25. 

Hadley said: “Shona has extensive experience in the ASX agriculture environment and will be a tremendous asset to my leadership time,” he said.

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