Our People

The Pental Management Team

Charlie McLeish

Managing Director

Before his appointment at Pental, Charlie McLeish spent over 30 years in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry including 20 years managing major bakeries within Bunge Australia (Goodman Fielder) focusing on Business Turnaround.

After Goodman Fielder, Charlie spent 15 years at George Weston Foods in the position of General Manager of Tip Top Bakeries Victoria where he implemented the business turnaround from negative EBIT of $6M to positive EBIT of $12M within an eight year period.

Charlie then transitioned to National Sales Director of Don Smallgoods.

Charlie McLeish has vast sales, marketing, manufacturing and logistics experience with proven turnaround capabilities.

Appointed CEO 1 January 2014

Appointed Managing Director 6 April 2020

Neil Godara

Chief Financial Officer

Neil Godara was appointed as CFO of Pental Ltd in October 2018 but he has been with Pental in finance roles since early 2013.

Apart from managing day to day finance functions and supporting the executive team, Neil has successfully led and contributed towards various major projects during his time at Pental.

Neil holds a CPA qualification as well as a Master’s degree in Financial management.

Neil came to Pental with a vast financial management experience in wholesaling and manufacturing environments having previously worked for Mitre 10 Australia and Metalflex Pty Ltd (taken over by Reece Plumbing).