Bis announces leadership transition
Leading Australian resources logistics company, Bis, today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Brad Rogers, will leave the company to take on a new role at helm of an ASX listed mining company.
During Brad’s fourteen years with Bis - the last seven as its CEO - the company has grown and achieved several innovation break throughs, including the invention of the award-winning dump truck, Rexx and the commencement of Auto-mate, a partnership which brought Israel Aerospace Industries’ leading automation technology to the global mining industry.
Bis Chairman, Graeme Hunt, said Brad leaves Bis with its collective best wishes.
‘During his CEO tenure, Brad has overseen the sustainable growth of our company. He leaves the company in a strong position, having driven a strategy with a particular focus on innovation and delivering every day for our customers.’
The Bis Board has appointed Michael Porter as Interim CEO while the company undertakes a global search for a permanent appointment. Michael has served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer for the last eight years, having worked for Bis in a number of capacities for the company for 34 years.
Commenting on Michael’s interim appointment, Graeme said, ‘Michael is well positioned to take on this new responsibility and he has the full support of our Board.
‘The Bis Board expects to run a global search before selecting a new permanent CEO and Michael will be a candidate in this process.”
Speaking about his decision, Brad Rogers said, ‘I am immensely proud of the hard working and talented Bis team. I am grateful for the loyalty our customers continue to show this great Australian business.
'While I am moving onto a new challenge, I will be cheering on the bright future ahead for Bis and its people.
‘I would like to thank our Board and shareholders for their support and opportunity to lead Bis for the last seven years.’
Michael Porter said, “I am pleased to step into this role and to further my commitment to Bis. We have an exciting period of time ahead of us and I am looking forward to creating more success and value for our stakeholders.’