James Hardie Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
James Hardie Industries plc (“James Hardie”) announced the appointment of Mr. Jason Miele as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Miele’s appointment as CFO commences immediately, and he will be based in Chicago, Illinois, reporting to James Hardie CEO, Dr. Jack Truong.
Mr. Miele has over 13 years of experience with James Hardie and has served in a number of important roles during his tenure, including most recently, as Vice President – Investor and Media Relations, a position he has held since in February 2017. In that role, Mr. Miele had responsibility for overseeing James Hardie’s investor relations strategy and communicating James Hardie’s business strategy and its financial performance to various stakeholders including shareholders, investment analysts, and the financial media. Prior to that, Mr. Miele served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, in finance functions such as Treasury, Controllership and Operational Finance, including reporting to the CFO as the Global Treasurer and later the Global Controller. Mr. Miele has supported the James Hardie business during his tenure, working in multiple geographies including Dublin, Ireland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Mission Viejo, CA and Chicago, IL in the United States and most recently, Sydney, Australia.
Mr. Miele has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he graduated with a degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting. After receiving his degree, he commenced his career, gaining early experience with Pacific Health Care Systems, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.
Commenting on Mr. Miele’s appointment, James Hardie’s CEO Dr. Jack Truong said: “I am pleased to announce Jason Miele’s appointment as Senior Vice President and CFO of James Hardie. Jason brings a strong track record of financial and business leadership, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the James Hardie business. His financial skills, international experience and leadership attributes complement our strong performance-oriented culture and make him the right choice to lead our finance organization during this critical time as we continue to execute on our global strategic plan.”
With Mr. Miele’s appointment, current Interim Chief Financial Officer Ms. Anne Lloyd will step down from her position, effective immediately. Ms. Lloyd, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of James Hardie, will continue to serve as a non-executive member of the Board.
Dr. Truong commented, “I would like to thank Anne for her service as Interim Chief Financial Officer. I appreciate her leadership and contributions to James Hardie during this transition. Anne’s oversight during this interim period provided us the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive search for a new CFO, considering both internal and external candidates, ensuring we identified the best leader.”
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Source: James Hardie Industries plc