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Management Team

Andrew Cohen
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in April 2017 having been appointed as acting Chief Executive in January 2017 and had previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of the Group from July 2016. Mr Cohen brings extensive experience in grocery, retail and FMCG, including successful and extensive China go-to-market experience in vitamins, infant formula and dairy. Prior to joining Bellamy’s, Mr Cohen worked as a Partner with Bain & Company where he held a leadership role in Consumer Products and Retail practice. With over 15 years’ retail and FMCG experience in management and consulting roles, Mr Cohen has worked with multiple high-profile companies to capitalise on the greatest opportunities in the sector and delivering strategies to accelerate growth across multiple platforms. Mr Cohen holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts, University of Melbourne and has completed an M.B.A., Cambridge University (Dux).

Nigel Underwood
Chief Financial Officer

Nigel was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in April 2017, having been appointed acting Chief Financial Officer of the Group in January 2017. Prior to joining Bellamy’s, Mr Underwood had experience in senior finance roles in a number of leading companies and was most recently Chief Financial Officer of transport operator, Keolis Downer. Mr Underwood holds a Master of Business Administration, is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Melinda Harrison
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Melinda was appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary in May 2017. Melinda has over 20 years’ experience in law, risk and governance in listed and privately held companies both in Australia and internationally. Most recently, Ms Harrison was General Counsel at Carter Holt Harvey, one of Australia's largest wood manufacturing business where she led the legal function in Australia as well as being chair of the risk committee. Prior to that Ms Harrison held senior legal and governance roles in a US listed group of companies based in Hong Kong, conducting significant work in China and throughout Asia. Ms Harrison started her career in private practice in Corporate Advisory including King Wood Mallesons. She holds an M.B.A. (honours) from the University of Hull (U.K.), a L.L.B (honours) from Melbourne University, a B.A. (honours) from Melbourne University and recently graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors course with an order of merit. She has also completed a certificate of Governance Practice from the Governance Institute of Australia.

David Jedynak
Director of Sales and Marketing

David joined Bellamy’s in July 2016 and was key advisor during the restructure of the business. He was appointed as acting Director of Sales and Marketing in January 2017, and confirmed in the role in June 2017.Mr Jedynak has 13 years of experience in strategy, private equity and venture investing, across both developed and emerging markets. He has worked as Principal with Bain & Company where he focused on consumer/retail businesses, managed investment portfolios focused on high-growth small-cap businesses, and built and advised several tech start-ups. Mr Jedynak holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.

Peter Fridell
Director of Operations

Peter joined Bellamy’s in February 2017. He has fifteen years of strategy, operational improvement and financial management experience.  Prior to joining Bellamy’s, he gained extensive fast-moving consumer goods experience as Strategy Director and Supply Finance General Manager at Carlton & United Breweries. He has previously worked with A.T. Kearney management consultants and as a mechanical design engineer. Mr Fridell holds an M.B.A. (Dean’s list), INSEAD (France), a Bachelor in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (first-class honours), University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne.

Shona Ollington
Director of Finance and People

Shona was appointed as Finance Director in January 2017, and had previously held the postion of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) from August 2014. Prior to joining Bellamy’s Shona enjoyed a 16 year career at KPMG (Director since 2011) specialising in business advisory, taxation, business restructuring and business valuation. Shona is also an advisor to the Board of the University of Tasmania Academy Gallery. Shona holds a Master of Applied Finance (Kaplan Professional), is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA), has a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning (Securities Institute of Australia), and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Shona holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Accounting & Human Resource Management.

Jiong Ou (Henry) Hong
Country General Manager, Hong Kong

Henry commenced with Bellamy’s in Shanghai in October 2012 and has responsibility for commercial operations and sales of Bellamy’s product in China. Henry’s extensive experience in food sales and development has been gained through his previous roles as the National Sales Director, and National Sales Manager and Sales Manager Foods for Kerry Ingredient Food Trading Shanghai. Henry holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Engineering and Computer Systems.

Rod Lyon
General Manager Operations

Rod was appointed as Operations Manager of Bellamy’s in 2011 having previously been General Manager of Operations at Tamar Ridge Wines and Operations Manager at Reynolds Wines. Rod is responsible for new product development, production, logistics and compliance management. Rod has an Advanced Diploma in Farm Management and an Advanced Diploma in Horticulture.