Term of office expires at 2020 AGM
Masters Business Administration, Keller Graduate School of Management; Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration & Industrial Relations, University of Iowa
Jim Leighton is Executive Director and CEO of Australia and New Zealand based poultry company Ingham’s Group Ltd. since 2018. Jim served as President of 40 North Foods from 2016 to 2018, and is currently Chair of Getting FIT Enterprises, both entities that he founded. Between 2013 and 2016, Jim served as Chief Operating Officer and, subsequently, as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Boulder Brands Inc., one of the fastest growing Health and Wellness food companies in North America. Jim previously served as President of Perdue Foods, a large privately-held food and protein company from 2009 to 2013; and Senior Vice President operations and supply chain from 2006 to 2009. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the Senior Vice President of Operations ConAgra Foods, Inc., one of the largest publically traded food companies in the United States. He has also served on the publicly traded boards of Boulder Brands, Ingham’s Group Ltd., Privately Held 1908 Brands. He became a member of the ARYZTA Board in December 2017.