Collins Foods Managing Director and CEO to step down

Wednesday, 12 June, 2024

Collins Foods Managing Director and CEO to step down

Collins Foods Managing Director and CEO Drew O’Malley has informed the board of his intention to step down from his roles effective 1 July 2024. Kevin Perkins will remain in the role of Interim Managing Director and CEO as the board undertakes a local and international CEO search. 

O’Malley took an extended leave of absence in February 2024 to support his family as his wife underwent treatment for a serious illness. Tragically, his wife passed away in April.

In announcing O’Malley’s decision to leave the company, Collins Foods’ Chairman, Robert Kaye SC, said: “The board extends its deepest condolences to Drew and his family and thanks him for his very significant contribution to the company over the past seven years.

“Drew led the business through the unprecedented COVID pandemic and has consistently delivered strong financial results during his time as CEO. His tenure has overseen a period of significant operational expansion in Australia and Europe, driving strong growth in shareholder returns. He leaves the Group in a strong financial and operational position, well placed for future growth.

“On behalf of the board and the entire Collins Foods team, we wish Drew all the best with his family and in his future endeavours.”

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