Martin Nicholas Rises to Breville CFO
Breville Group has appointed Martin Nicholas as its new Group Chief Financial Officer, effective 10 September, 2018.
The premium kitchen appliance company says Martin was awarded the role for “proving to deliver exceptional results in partnership with boards and CEO’s, driving growth and efficiency in a variety of both international and local retain and consumer facing businesses.”
During his time as CEO and CFO of ASX 200 listed Greencross Limited he helped double revenue and EBITDA. He had previously been CFO at Sterling Early Education and Study Group in Sydney.
He also comes with international experience, having served as the Group Financial Director and CFO Asia Pacific for Rentokil Initial in Singapore and London in addition to 20 years at Unilever in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.
Breville Group CEO Jim Clayton applauded the decision to bring Martin on board.
“The appointment of Martin Nicholas adds considerable strength to the leadership team at Breville.
“He is an exceptionally talented operator, who brings a wealth of ASX and M&A experience.
“We have been a leader in our category for 86 years, and Martin joins us at a time of exciting growth.
“Martin will be a key member of the team driving the business forward to capitalise on the many opportunities that lie ahead.”
Mr Nicholas himself took the opportunity to comment on his excitement.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in partnership with Jim Clayton and the Breville team to further drive Breville’s leading position.
“I fully share Jim’s vision for the future, and I am excited by the Group’s enormous potential for global growth.”
Acting CFO Michelle Waters will return to her previous role as General Manager, Finance. Jim Clayton, on behalf of Breville, publicly commended Michelle for her service.
“I would like to thank Michelle for the outstanding performance she delivered in the Interim CFO role over the last 11 months.”