Message from the incoming Chairman
I would like to pay tribute to Giovanni Ravazzotti, the outgoing Chairman – and my father. It is an honour to succeed him and I am mindful that he leaves an inimitable legacy. He has been an excellent mentor to me and I am confident that as he hands me the baton, I have the benefit of decades of professional and personal experience in a business we are both passionate about. I know I will have his continued support and guidance, together with the counsel of my fellow Board members.
Having served on the Board as Deputy Chairman since 2018, I am well versed in the Group’s growth plans, driving forces and ambitious targets. Italtile is renowned for its consistent strategy, robust business model and resilient track record, and they will remain the key components of the blueprint going forward.
I believe that my collective 34 years of experience in various roles in the local and Australian operation will add value to the Group. I also hope to bring intensified focus to developing our human capital and technological competencies to enhance our efficiencies and deliver the unrivalled customer shopping experience we strive for. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that the future holds and to continuing to support our goal to be the best manufacturer and retailer in our sector, an employer of choice, and a business that makes a meaningful difference to all our stakeholders.
L R Langenhoven
Chairman, effective 1 July 2023