• Jonathan Moss is the new CEO of Mrs Mac's.
    Jonathan Moss is the new CEO of Mrs Mac's.

Iconic pie business Mrs Mac’s has announced Jonathan Moss as its new CEO. He will join the company on February 1.

Moss was most recently group CEO for Frucor Suntory Oceania and has more than three decades of experience in the FMCG industry.

Mrs Mac’s chair Peter Fallon said Moss’ appointment followed an international recruitment process.

Fallon said: “Jonathan brings to Mrs Mac’s deep sales, marketing and commercial experience built over the course of a global consumer industry career spanning more than 30 years – with more than half of that at CEO level – and will ensure we are best placed to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.”

Moss replaces Paul Slaughter, who was CEO for six years. Slaughter joined Western Australian agri-food investment company Harvest Road Group as CEO in November 2020.   

Fallon said Slaughter had transformed Mrs Mac’s, “into a more financially strong, customer-focused and sustainable business and ensured we are positioned for growth”.

The company began in 1954 and now produces more than 100 million pies, rolls and pasties for Australia and New Zealand. According to the company it injects more than $50 million into the West Australian economy and 85 per cent of its ingredients come from West Australian farmers and suppliers.

It has recently undertaken an extensive capital program, including significant factory upgrades to further enhance product safety and quality processes and the introduction of next level automation at its Morley factory.

Moss said he looked forward to continuing to build on the company’s success.

“Mrs Mac’s has a long and proud history of delivering shareholder value while continuing to adapt its operations and its products to changing markets.

“With a strong culture and a focus on constant improvement and innovation, it is perfectly positioned to continue its development into one of Australia and New Zealand’s great food companies.”

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