Thursday 30th Mar, 2017

Kennards Hire appoints new chairman

Brendan Fleiter
Brendan Fleiter

The Kennards Hire family has announced the appointment of Brendan Fleiter as Chairman of the Kennards Hire Board following the retirement of Peter Lancken as Chairman. Brendan’s appointment will be effective from 1 February 2016.

Brendan is a professional company director and the former CEO of Crazy John’s Group. He is also a qualified lawyer with extensive business experience. He is currently the Deputy Chair of Australia Post, Chairman of Walnut Melbourne, a non-executive director of Godfreys Group Ltd, Volleyball Victoria, Our Neighbourhood Trust and The Australian Food Allergy Foundation. He is Deputy Chair of Methodist Ladies’ College and Chair of its Foundation.

Having sat on boards of several ASX listed companies and other large private companies, Brendan has brought considerable leadership and expertise to the Kennards Hire Board since he joined in February 2016.

“I’m excited to be appointed Chairman of Kennards Hire, a great Australian family success story. I’m looking forward to working with my fellow directors in guiding the management team as they strive to exceed our customers’ expectations of the hire industry,” Brendan said, “We will also be building value for all our employees across Australia and New Zealand to make Kennards a great place to work.”

Angus Kennard said, “We are very pleased to have Brendan as our new Chairman and excited by the wealth of expertise he brings to the role. We are equally pleased Peter Lancken, our previous Chairman, will remain on the Board.

“The family want to thank Peter for his time both as Chairman and CEO over the last 21 years, providing his invaluable hire industry knowledge and advice. We look forward to his continuing association with the Kennards business and family.”