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On the Move
We’ve seen many changes over 2018 in the senior management ranks of Australia’s big food and beverage companies. Here are some of the highlights.
DAVID SEGRETO has been appointed by Bacardi-Martini Australia to the role of commercial director, Australia & New Zealand.
Segreto joined Bacardi-Martini Australia directly from McWilliam’s Wines, where he has been since 2011, firstly as sales director and then regional director Asia Pacific.
He began his career with Cadbury Schweppes before joining Diageo as a regional director GTR, based in both Sydney, then Singapore.
He then joined DFS New Zealand, based in Auckland, as general manager.
Segreto has also held a seat on the Drinks Association Board for the last seven years and has participated in the Drinks Association’s Women in Drinks Mentoring Program.
“We are delighted to secure the calibre of talent that David will bring to both this role and our business overall,” said Denis Brown, Bacardi’s regional vice president of North Asia Pacific.
The rescoped role will see David take on overall leadership of the Australian and New Zealand Commercial teams.
DANNY CELONI took over the role of PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand CEO in May, assuming responsibility for the snacks and beverages portfolios, including local brands Smith’s, Red Rock Deli and Bluebird; and international brands Pepsi, Gatorade and Doritos.
Stepping up from his PepsiCo
ANZ commercial director post, Celoni replaces former CEO Robbert Rietbroek who was appointed senior vice president and general manager of PepsiCo’s Quaker Foods North America business.
Joining PepsiCo in 2016, Celoni has more than 22 years of experience in senior sales,
commercial and strategy roles and in leading large-scale businesses across multiple geographies, including 17 years with Diageo, and four years in strategy consulting.
“Danny brings to the role a deep understanding of our customers and the Australian and New Zealand retail environments. He has been instrumental in the growth of our brands over the past 18 months and is well placed to lead the team as we chart our next chapter,” president of PepsiCo Asia Pacific Adel Garas said.
“I couldn’t be prouder to lead PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand. With an enviable portfolio of both home-grown and world-leading brands, and a great team of talented people, PepsiCo is in a strong position to continue to drive category- leading innovation and growth in Australia and New Zealand,” Danny Celoni said.
BEN LAZZARO has been appointed as the new chief executive for Campaign Ltd (AMCL), the organisation responsible for promoting and administering the nation’s iconic green-and-gold Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo. He succeeds retiring chief executive, Ian Harrison, who stepped down at the end of July after 14 years at the helm.
Lazzaro has an engineering and communications background with more than 15 years of experience across a variety of management, sales, marketing and communications roles in consultancy, agency and in-house capacities.
He joined AMCL in 2011 as marketing and communications manager and in 2016 took on the
role of deputy chief executive. According to Australian Made Campaign Chairman,
Glenn Cooper, the AMCL Board has had a succession plan in place for some time.
“Ben has been a key contributor to the success of the organisation and the Australian
Made logo for many years now,” Cooper said.
“Ben’s combination of skills and experience, paired with his understanding of country of origin matters, have him ideally placed to lead the organisation into its next exciting chapter.”
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