All at Brews News are very sad to learn that CUB’s Marketing Director, Peter McLoughlin, will be leaving the company for health reasons.
Readers may recall the interview that I recorded with Peter, best known as ‘Pod’, for a recent Radio Brews News . It was one of those interviews that really generates a lot of positive comment and feedback and that was largely due to the candour with which Pod discussed the numerous long-simmering issues I had with CUB over their marketing. From my relatively short period working with him, that’s the sort of bloke he is.
Pod is certainly highly and affectionately regarded, both inside and outside the company. Since taking over CUB, SABMiller has placed significant emphasis on improving the quality of the beer that they have been producing. Pod has represented a similar change in CUB’s approach to marketing.
I join with CUB’s Chief Operations Officer Mike Walsh in saying that Pod will be sorely missed at CUB and in wishing him a speedy recovery. [MK]
CUB Marketing Chief steps down
Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has announced that Chief Marketing Officer, Peter (Pod) McLoughlin will be stepping down from his role for health and personal reasons and will leave CUB effective 1 September.
Pod has been a long standing and loyal executive within the broader SABMiller business and has worked in several markets spanning South Africa, Latin America and obviously Australia.
CUB’s Chief Operations Officer Mike Walsh said Pod’s energy, positive approach, broad business acumen and loyalty will be among many attributes that will be sorely missed by all at CUB.
“We of course support Pod’s decision and wish he and his family well and hope he has a speedy recovery,” Mike said.
Richard Oppy will step into the day-to-day management of the marketing team, while the recruitment process for the Chief Marketing Officer role is conducted.