A. D. David Mackay has been president of Kellogg Company since September 2003 and chief executive officer since December 31, 2006. He has been a member of Kellogg Company’s board of directors since February 2005. He is also a member of the company’s global leadership team.
Mr. Mackay joined Kellogg Australia as group product manager in 1985. He then transferred to corporate headquarters in Battle Creek in 1987 as category director, ready-to-eat cereals. He returned to Australia in 1991 as marketing and sales director, Kellogg Australia. In 1992, Mr. Mackay left Kellogg and held the position of managing director, Sara Lee Bakery in Australia. He returned to Kellogg in 1998 as managing director, Kellogg Australia and was promoted to managing director, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland later in 1998. He was promoted to senior vice president, Kellogg Company and president, Kellogg USA in July 2000. In November 2000, Mr. Mackay was promoted to executive vice president, Kellogg Company. He was named president and chief operating officer of Kellogg Company in September 2003.
He received a bachelor of business degree from Charles Sturt University, Australia.
Mr. Mackay is a member of the board of directors of Fortune Brands, Inc. and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
He is a former director and board member of the Grocery Manufacturers of Australia, the Australian Food Council, the Industry Affairs Council of the Grocery Manufacturers of America, and the executive committee of the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association.
Mr. Mackay was born August 16, 1955, and lived primarily in Australia during his youth.
He and his wife, Michelle, reside in Portage, Michigan. They have two children.