Directors’ Appointment and Resignations
Perth, Australia, and Greer, South Carolina- 19 September 2018– Alexium International Group Limited (“Alexium,” “the Company,” ASX: AJX, NASDAQ Designation: AXXIY) announces that the two directors who are retiring by rotation, Mr. Craig Metz and Ms. Karen Thurman, are proposing to retire at the Company’s 2018 annual general meeting (i.e. they will not seek re-election). The Board of Alexium thank both Mr. Metz and Ms. Thurman for their contributions and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
The Company further announces the appointment of Ms. Rosheen Garnon to its Board of Directors as an independent non-executive director.
Ms. Garnon (BEc (Accounting major), LLB, FCA, CTA, GAICD) has had a distinguished career in the accounting profession as a chartered accountant and taxation advisor. She was a senior partner with KPMG and held senior executive leadership roles with the Firm in Australia and at a global level. Ms. Garnon was a member of the KPMG Australian Executive Leadership Team for six years as the National Managing Partner for a significant client services division. She has extensive experience of working with Boards and C-Suite executives.
Ms. Garnon started her career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (a predecessor firm of KPMG) in 1987 and was made partner in July 2000. She has extensive experience working with multinational organisations particularly in the mining, oil &gas, and defence industries.
Ms. Garnon’s prominence in the accounting profession was recently recognised in her appointment to the Board of Taxation, an Independent Advisory Board, that advises the Federal Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer on Australia’s Taxation Policy.
Ms. Garnon currently serves on the following:
-Member, The Board of Taxation.
-Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Non-Executive Director of Australian Business Arts Foundation Limited (trading as Creative Partnerships Australia), a Commonwealth Corporation that promotes and facilitates philanthropic and business support for Australia’s cultural sector.
-Member, Major Performing Arts Panel, The Australia Council for the Arts.
Ms. Garnon brings to the Company an extremely impressive depth of experience and knowledge, and it is proposed that she will chair the Company’s Audit & Risk Committee. The Board welcomes Ms. Garnon to Alexium and looks forward to her insight and contribution as we continue the Company’s progress towards profitability and growth.
Please click here for Ms. Garnon’s Appendix 3X – Initial Directors Interest Notice.
About Alexium International Group Limited
Alexium International Group Limited (ASX: AJX, Nasdaq Designation: AXXIY) holds proprietary patent applications for novel technologies developed to provide flame retardancy for a wide range of materials. These environmentally friendly flame retardants have applications for several industries and can be customized. Further, Alexium has developed products for a range of other applications including phase-change materials, water repellents, antimicrobials, and combinations thereof. Alexium also holds patents for a process developed initially by the U.S. Department of Defense, which allows for the surface modification and attachment of nanoparticles or multiple chemical functional groups to surfaces or substrates to provide functions such as fire retardancy, water proofing, oil proofing, and antimicrobial treatments. Applications under development include but are not limited to textiles, packaging, electronics, and building materials. Alexium’s chemical treatments are currently marketed as Alexicool® and Alexiflam®. For additional information about Alexium, please visit www.alexiuminternational.com.
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