Nando's appoints Amanda Banfield as CEO for ANZ

She will join the business by June.

Amanda Banfield will join the company as the new CEO of Nando’s Australia New Zealand, the fast casual chicken chain has confirmed in an announcement.

Joining the business on 8 June, she joins the company following an international career at Cadbury/Mondelez International, most recently as President of Australia, New Zealand and Japan where she led growth through its core brands.

She will be succeeding then-CEO and managing director for Australasia/ASEAN Craig Mason, who left the company last 6 March after being Nando’s for almost a decade.

He cited a “wish to find a role where he can spend more time based in Australia with his young family” as the reason for his decision.

“During my time at Nando’s I made it my mission to bring this to life and create a culture where we put people before profit, knowing if we have a happy and engaged workforce, the results will come,” Mason said in the announcement.

Nando’s said it now employs over 3,000 staff.

Photo credit: Mondelez International

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