Australian water producer Refresh Group has appointed a new CFO following the resignation of its company secretary Gabriel Chiappini.

The company today (2 January) named Mary Kim Lan Ang as company secretary and CFO after Gabriel Chiappini quit his post. No reasons were given for Chiappini's departure.

Ang joined Refresh last August as group financial controller and has over two decades of experience in financial and tax affairs.

Refresh, which uses steam-distilled methods to purify its water products, is based in West Australia and is looking at building its presence in the country's home and office delivery sector.

Last year, it lost out to Coca-Cola Amatil in the race to buy water cooler distribution firm Palm Springs.