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  • Bega Group (BGA) CEO Paul Van Heerwaarden’s resignation is effective from today
  • Bega first announced Mr Van Heerwaarden had agreed to step down from the role on October 26, with Pete Findlay to take up the leadership position
  • Mr Findlay first joined BGA as CFO in 2019, before being appointed COO in June 2022
  • His background includes more than 25 years in professional services, holding a number of CFO roles in industries including manufacturing, retail and IT
  • BGA shares are down 2.3 per cent, last trading at $3.79 at 10:25 am AEDT

Bega Group (BGA) CEO, Paul Van Heerwaarden’s resignation has become effective from today, with new CEO Pete Findlay stepping in.

Bega first announced that Mr Van Heerwaarden would step down from the role on October 26, with the resignation date pending.

With Mr Van Heerwaarden’s departure date now finalised, Pete Findlay will take up the reins.

The incoming CEO first joined BGA as CFO in 2019, before being appointed Chief Operating Officer in June, 2022, where he was responsible for the branded business segment.

The company said his background includes more than 25 years of experience in professional services, senior finance and operational roles in private and publicly owned businesses.

Mr Findlay has held a number of CFO roles in industries including manufacturing, retail and information technology.

Outgoing CEO, Mr Van Heerwaarden had been with the company for 13 years, having held a number of executive roles, including CEO for the last six years.

The company said Mr Van Heerwaarden’s most key achievement in the top position was the acquisition of the Mondelez Grocery Business in Australia.

Other highlights include acquiring Koroit and Lion Dairy and Drinks.

BGA shares were down 2.3 per cent, last trading at $3.79 at 10:25 am AEDT.

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