Patties appoints Michael Knapp to position of CFO

Posted by Isobel Drake on 9th February 2009

Australian manufacturer Patties Foods has announced the appointment of Michael Knaap to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role after their previous CFO, Beth Schofield, stepped down in November last year.

Mr Knaap moves from his previous role as CFO at Unibic Pty. Ltd. ‐ a privately owned family company manufacturing and marketing biscuits and other food products into the retail and foodservice channels.

“Michael brings extensive experience in manufacturing performance I.T. systems, a deep understanding of growth drivers in the FMCG sector and strong relationships with external investors,” CEO Greg Bourke said. “After a transition period, Michael will take over the Company Secretary role from Philip Thomas and I thank Philip for his work in this important area.”

There has been a host of changes at the top at Patties in the past six months, with Mr Bourke taking on the CEO role in September and the CFO and Chairman both resigning in November. Ernest Barr has since been holding down the role of Acting Chairman.