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New CFO for James Hardie Industries

US: James Hardie Industries, the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-performance fibre cement and fibre gypsum building solutions, has announced the appointment of Rachel Wilson as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective 16 August 2023. She was appointed after Jason Miele stepped down as CFO. He will remain at James Hardie for three months as an advisor to the CEO for special projects, and will subsequently leave the organisation.

Wilson has joined James Hardie following a successful career of over 25 years in the global technology, business services and consumer products industries. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer at R1 RCM. Previously, she held leadership positions at global companies such as Iron Mountain, Jarden Corporation and Avon Products. She earlier served in corporate finance and merger and acquisition investment banking roles at Citigroup and Morgan Stanley.

Commenting on the appointment, James Hardie Industries CEO Aaron Erter said “Rachel has deep experience in corporate finance, capital markets and leading and developing high performing teams, along with a demonstrated focus on driving profitable growth. Rachel is clearly a valuable addition to the leadership team and will help us as we pursue our strategic growth plans.”

Wilson said “It’s an honour to join James Hardie, a leader in the building products industry with an outstanding culture of business and product innovation. I look forward to working with Aaron and being part of this high-performing team. It is an exciting time to leverage our capabilities and to continue to drive our global growth.”

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