Wienerberger AG announces new Supervisory Board Chair
- Peter Johnson takes over as Chair of the Supervisory Board
- Regina Prehofer to stay on as Supervisory Board member
As of today’s meeting, Peter Johnson has been appointed the new Chairman of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board. The appointment follows a robust and thorough selection process within a professional succession management framework.
As the former CEO of several international building materials companies, Peter Johnson has excellent knowledge of the industry, as well as a wealth of experience in international financial markets. With his years of executive experience Mr. Johnson is ideally equipped to lead the company through the next phase of its development. Regina Prehofer will continue to contribute her expertise as member of the Supervisory Board.
In my capacity as the incoming Chair I am very much looking forward to deepening the cooperation with my fellow Supervisory Board members and the Managing Board, and to continuing on our successful path. In particular we will expand our leadership position in the areas of digitalization and innovation and build on our utmost commitment to customer service. In this context, I would especially like to thank my colleague Regina Prehofer for her enormous dedication and all of her achievements to date.
Peter Johnson studied economics at the University of Oxford and is Chair of the Board of Directors of Electrocomponents plc. His career includes executive positions at Redland plc, where, among other responsibilities, he led the company’s brick and roof tile business, as well as tenures as CEO of the Rugby Group plc and of George Wimpey plc and as Chair of the Board of Directors of DS Smith plc.
On behalf of the Managing Board, I would like to thank Regina Prehofer for her significant contributions to the company during her tenure as Supervisory Board Chair, as evidenced by her stewardship following the financial crisis and her strong leadership during the reshaping of the company’s portfolio and in our ongoing performance enhancement program. I look forward to working closely with Peter as we continue to implement the next phase of Wienerberger’s growth strategy and deliver significant further value for our shareholders.