James Hardie Industries plc announced the appointment of Ms. Rachel Wilson as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. As a member of the global executive team, Ms. Wilson will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Aaron Erter. Ms. Wilson was appointed after Jason Miele stepped down as Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Miele will remain with the Company for three months as an advisor to the Chief Executive Officer for special projects and will thereafter depart the organization. Ms. Wilson joins James Hardie as Chief Financial Officer from a successful career of over 25 years in the global technology, business services and consumer products industries. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at R1 RCM.
Previously, she held leadership positions at global, top-tier companies such as Iron Mountain, Jarden Corporation and Avon Products. Earlier in her career, Ms. Wilson served in corporate finance and M&A investment banking roles at Citigroup and Morgan Stanley. Ms. Wilson received her MBA from Columbia Business School and an MA in International Relations and Economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies as part of a BA/MA program from The Johns Hopkins University.