Cochlear Limited CEO to Retire, New CEO Named

Published: Jul 31, 2017

Hearing implant maker Cochlear's chief executive, Chris Smith, will retire from his job on January 2, 2018, to be replaced by chief operating officer, Dig Howitt.

Mr Howitt will replace Mr Smith as president of the company immediately and will take over as CEO when Mr Smith retires in January after 13 years at Cochlear.

Mr Howitt joined Cochlear in 2000 and has held various roles, including chief operating officer; president, Asia Pacific; and senior vice-president, manufacturing and logistics.

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