Business Briefing with Jayne Hrdlicka
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, The a2 Milk Company
"Challenging category conventions in the most dynamic consumer economies in the world".
Shares in The a2 Milk Company soared to an all-time high on the back of the release of their Interim 2019 Report, and an upgraded outlook on the back of continued growth of milk products in China.
“a2 now has a market value higher than Crown Resorts, Medibank Private, Lendlease Caltex, Orica, AMP, Coca-Cola Amatil and Seek. It's twice as big as Flight Centre and Harvey Norman. Not bad for a company that listed in March 2015. And pretty amazing for a business that, when it’s all said and done, has basically found a way to repackage a commodity that has not really changed for hundreds of years”
For CEO and Managing Director Jane Hrdlicka, it’s “a triumph in marketing, branding and logistics".
(Carrie LaFrenz, Australian Financial Review. 21/2/19)
Ms Hrdlicka will lead the business through its next phase of growth and will be speaking with AmCham about the success of the a2 Milk Company, and her vision for the company’s future in a complex global marketplace.
About the speaker
Jayne commenced as Managing Director and CEO of the Company on 16 July 2018.
Jayne is a senior executive with extensive experience in strategy formulation and execution, insight into customer-centricity and innovation and, importantly, an understanding of operating in a disruptive environment.
Prior to joining the Company, Jayne was most recently employed for 5 years in the role of CEO of the Jetstar Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas Limited, having previously led the business transformation of Qantas Airlines from 2010 to 2012. Jayne also served as a Non-Executive Director of Woolworths Limited from 2010 to 2016. In her earlier career, Jayne was a partner at Bain & Company, where she was focussed on consumer orientated businesses. Jayne is also the current non-executive President of Tennis Australia.
Jayne resides in Australia.
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