Experienced operator Jones takes helm at AWH
New CEO puts Brumbies dramas behind him in return to agribusiness sector
Commodities transport and logistics joint-venture firm AWH has gained experienced executive and entrepreneur Michael Jones as its new CEO.
AWH is owned by stevedore DP World Australia (DPWA) and agribusiness Landmark and claims the position of the largest export packer for wool and cotton in the country.
AWH operates over 700,000 square metres of warehousing across 14 sites nationwide.
Jones has had a distinguished career so far, with a range of top positions in the airways, aerospace/aeronautics, international sailing and primary industry sectors, with DP World highlighting his time with Sundown Pastoral Company and Riverina Pastoral Company.
In the previous decade, he was perhaps best known as the founder and former CEO of Regional Express Airlines (Rex).
"The AWH board is delighted to have secured a new leader of the calibre of Michael and believe that his experience and ability is essential to drive the future development of AWH," AWH chairman and DPWA chief commercial officer Brian Gillespie says.
Jones hit mainstream media headlines last year as CEO of the ACT Brumbies rugby union club over property deals involving the club that occurred before he arrived in 2015.