Australia Boral separates its cement operations

Australia Boral separates its cement operations
Published: 06 March 2009

Building products maker Boral Ltd says its cement division will be separated into two new divisions, with the old division’s general manager to leave the company.

Boral’s cement operations will be separated to become cement, and construction related businesses, Boral managing director Rod Pearse said on Friday.

Executive general manager of the former cement division since 1999, Phil Jobe, will leave the company to join aluminium supplier Capral Ltd as chief executive officer, Mr Pearse said.

The changes are effective from April.

Mike Beardsell has been appointed executive general manager of the new cement division, which will include Blue Circle Southern Cement and Asian Construction Materials.

The new cement division will employ about 4,225 people across 115 locations.