Two-hundred-and-eighty-seven (287) days after becoming the “acting CEO” of the publicly listed Breville Group, marketer of Breville, Kambrook and Philips electrical products, Jonathan (Jack) Lord has today been confirmed as the full time, permanent CEO.

“With Jack’s extensive industry experience and having been a key member of the senior management team since he joined us in 2009, we were happy that he agreed to step into the acting CEO role,” said chairman John Schmoll.

“The board has been very pleased with the manner in which he has led our experienced and well-regarded team and, accordingly, is now delighted to announce his appointment as CEO.”

This appointment marks the completion of Lord’s meteoric rise since joining Breville from archrivals Sunbeam in 2009. During his time at Breville, Lord has overseen consistent growth, especially in Breville’s overseas markets: a remarkable achievement considering the tough trading conditions both in Australia and the United States.