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Schnitz Appoints New CEO


Schnitz has appointed Brenton Howie as its new chief executive officer. As the newly appointed CEO, Howie’s key focus will be to implement Schnitz’s company strategy, with a specific focus on improving profitable partnerships, delivering exceptional customer service experiences, improving support office operations, and ensuring Schnitz continues to grow and evolve as a responsible and sustainable franchise network.

Howie will join Schnitz from food service company Breadsolutions, where he was most recently the chief operations officer.

Prior to Breadsolutions, Howie worked across senior financial business partnering roles with larger FMCG organisations, including Simplot, Murray Goulburn and Lion Nathan.

Schnitz, one of Australia’s most successful fast-food restaurants, and has an expansive network of more than 70 company-owned and franchise restaurants.

The family-owned company has recently undergone a significant transition, rolling out new-look restaurants and an improved, extended menu offering that also features vegan and gluten-free options designed to appeal to a wider customer base.  Momentum continues for Schnitz as it recently joined other Australian businesses on the payment platform Zip, offering their customers a new way to pay for their meals. 

Speaking about his new appointment, Howie said: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining Schnitz, with the brand in the midst of such a huge period of growth.