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News | February 2023

Steel Blue announces CEO transition

Current CEO Garry Johnson, Chairperson of the Board Peter Carter and new CEO Peter Bell (LR) (1)cropped

Mr. Garry Johnson has advised the Board of his intention to retire as Chief Executive Officer of Steel Blue, to take effect from June 2023, having served with the company for the last 14 years.

Mr. Johnson’s decision is motivated by his desire to retire and spend more time with his family. He will remain with Steel Blue until July 2023 to ensure a smooth transition.

Effective from June 2023, Steel Blue is pleased to announce that Mr. Peter Bell will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer. An experienced executive, Peter currently serves as CFO and has been with Steel Blue for ten years.

Current CEO Garry Johnson, Chairperson of the Board Peter Carter and new CEO Peter Bell

Peter Carter, Steel Blue Chairman said, “The board would like to thank Garry for his significant contribution over the past 14 years. Under his leadership Steel Blue has successfully expanded into international markets with our US and European operations operating at scale. At the same time, Steel Blue has demonstrated clear sector leadership in our commitments to sustainability and CSR, achieving Climate Active carbon neutral certification for the Australian operations and deepening our philanthropic partnerships with Beyond Blue, Breast Cancer Care WA and Sweet Louise in New Zealand.

Peter Bell is a highly experienced executive who has served ten years as CFO at Steel Blue and been instrumental in establishing the corporate business model for our global growth. For the past five years Peter has also held the Chief Strategist remit and over the last three years has led our innovation function.

“This announcement follows extensive succession planning to ensure stability and continuity in our operations and strategic growth plans moving forward.”

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