WESTERN Australian meat processor Harvest Road, owned by Twiggy Forrest, has lost its chief executive officer, Paul Slaughter.
Mr Slaughter (the aptness of the surname defies being ignored) left the company suddenly this week, joining a string of departing executives since July.
He is the second senior Tattarang executive to resign in a week, following Fortescue Metals chief executive Fiona Hick, who departed after only six months in the job. Another long-standing Forrest family senior executive, Felicity Golding, left the company in July.
Mr Slaughter joined Harvest Road, which operates WA’s largest beef processing facility near Harvey, in the state’s southwest, as its new chief executive in late 2020, at a time when the business said it was looking to embark on its next phase of domestic and international growth.
He had a strong background in the food service, wholesale and retail industries, previously working as chief executive of Mrs Mac’s Pies for Australia and New Zealand.
Harvest Road is part of Tattarang, one of Australia’s largest private investment groups, controlled by mining magnate Twiggy Forrest.
Beef Central asked Harvest Road for a response.