New chairman for Kennards Hire
By Helen Wright19 February 2016
Australian rental company Kennards Hire has appointed Brendan Fleiter as its new chairman following the retirement of Peter Lancken.
Mr Fleiter is the former CEO of mobile phone company Crazy John’s Group. A qualified lawyer, he is currently the deputy chair of Australia Post; chairman of Walnut Melbourne; a non-executive director of Godfreys Group; Volleyball Victoria; Our Neighbourhood Trust and The Australian Food Allergy Foundation. He is deputy chair of Methodist Ladies’ College and chair of its Foundation.
“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,” Mr Fleiter said.
“We will also be building value for all our employees across Australia and New Zealand to make Kennards a great place to work.”
Kennards Hire director Angus Kennard added, “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 Kennards business and family.”