Former Sunbeam CEO Jonathan (Jack) Lord has today been revealed as the new acting CEO of Breville Group Limited. Lord has most recently been the head of marketing and product development at Breville.

Lord replaces outgoing CEO Stephen Audsley, who resigned in late September after three years in the role. Before joining Breville in February 2009, Lord worked for 10 years at GUD Holdings, which owns the Sunbeam brand, as well as almost 20 per cent of the Breville Group. At the time of his departure from GUD Holdings, Lord said there was no animosity between the parties.

“It gives me pleasure to announce today that Jack Lord has been appointed acting chief executive officer effective 10 November 2011,” said Breville Group chairman John Schmoll. “Jack is currently our group general manager – marketing and product development.

“Over the past few years, he has brought a great deal of experience in the domestic appliance industry to our organisation and has played an integral part in our recent success.”