FLEETWOOD Corporation, builders of Coromal and Windsor caravans, has
appointed a new chairman.
Melbourne-based company director Phillip Campbell (pictured) replaces
Michael Hardy, who joined the board in 2005.
"He has a proven track record of guiding businesses through challenging
and volatile environments to restore and enhance shareholder value,"
Fleetwood said in a statement.
Mr Campbell told Caravanning News he was "thrilled and honoured" to
have been asked to join the board.
"I spent last week in Perth immersing myself in the caravan business," he
"My word, caravans certainly have changed since my parents purchased one
to do their around-Australia retirement trip in 1977-78.
'I could see the
to the model range'
"I remember vividly the trip from Darwin to Broome when my brother and I
accompanied them on that part of their journey."
During his week in Perth, Mr Campbell spent time in Fleetwood's design
office, product development workshop and at the factory.
"I could see the exciting changes to the model range rolling off the
production line," he said.
"This vindicates the investment in the company's future that has taken
place over the last 12 months.
"Some of the new concepts in development are very innovative – watch this
Mr Campbell said he was pleased to hear of the success in expanding the
dealer network in recent times.
His experience spans 35 years and includes national and
international business dealings across a wide range of industries.
He is currently the non-executive chairman of Farm Pride Foods and a
non-executive director of Fodder King.
Mr Campbell will receive $90,000 a year from Fleetwood in director fees.
But he will not be entitled to take part in any of the corporation's long
or short-term incentive plan or receive retirement allowances.
Fleetwood has also announced that John Bond, who joined the board in 2013,
has resigned as a non-executive director because of other board