20 Feb 18

The South Australia Dinner

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Peter Charlesworth: Codan (incorporating Minelab)

Peter Charlesworth’s career has progressed through technical electronic engineering roles to broader management positions in both small and large companies, and always companies that innovate at their core.

He joined Codan in 2002 and was promoted from Engineering Manager to Business Unit Manager to Acquisition Manager. In that role he oversaw the 2008 purchase of Minelab, an Adelaide based world leader in military landmine and metal detection products, and became President of Minelab and Executive General Manager in Codan. Since then Minelab has gone through the full business cycle of exceptional demand followed by a return to a growing baseline business, with demand surges riding the finding of gold in remote regions of the world. Minelab has also had to remain ahead of the competition through rapid innovation and product development.

Codan has recently reported for the year ended 30 June 2017 “Metal Detection produced its second-highest result ever; sales increased 49% and profit increased 106% due to strong gold detector sales into Africa and other markets outside Australia” Peter will be able to throw some light on producing stellar results while keeping the business on a steady keel against wild demand fluctuations and the ever present risk of copycat products and IP infringements.

Time: 0700 - 9000
Dress: Smart Casual
Price: $29.50
RSVP: By Friday, 16 February 2018