Lindsay Australia has appointed of Clayton McDonald as Chief Executive Officer, effective from 17 July 2023.
McDonald has extensive leadership experience in the transport and logistics sector, and is currently Group Executive Bulk at Aurizon Limited.
He has held a number of senior executive positions at Aurizon since 2008, prior to which he was employed at Toll Group between 2001 and 2008.
McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
A number of highly experienced internal and external candidates were considered following a highly competitive search process for Kim Lindsay’s replacement before the transport and logistics company settled on McDonald as CEO.
“Clay McDonald is an outstanding leader with an impressive track record in operational, commercial and customer-facing roles in transport and logistics,” said Ian Williams, Chair of Lindsay Australia.
“He has demonstrated experience growing businesses both organically and through acquisitions, which aligns to Lindsay Australia’s growth objectives,” he continued in a statement.
“Kim Lindsay’s 20 years as Managing Director and CEO have built the foundations for an enduringly successful business and he leaves Lindsay Australia in a strong position to achieve our ambitions for profitable growth.”
Williams said it was testament to Kim’s contribution to the Group that Lindsay Australia has been able to attract a new CEO of Clay McDonald’s calibre to lead the business during what shapes as its next stage of continued operational improvement and growth.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Kim for his distinguished service to the business and his dedication to the success of Lindsay Australia.”