March 14: Coca-Cola Amatil Limited today announced Mr Barry O’Connell, Managing Director Australian Beverages, will step down from his role to return to Europe.
Mr O’Connell has been with Coca-Cola Amatil for four years following more than 20 years with the Coca-Cola System, working across various European markets. Mr O’Connell was appointed Managing Director, Australian Beverages in July 2014 having led the New Zealand business prior to that.
Amatil Group Managing Director Alison Watkins said, “Over the last three years Barry has built a strong foundation for our Australian Beverages business through his leadership of our transformation program and focus on rebalancing our portfolio to deliver a sustainable business for tomorrow.”
Mr Peter McLoughlin, currently a valued member of the Australian Beverages executive team and experienced industry leader, will step into the role pending the completion of a full internal and external search.
Mr McLoughlin brings to the role a wealth of experience in the beverages industry, both in
Australia and globally, and will continue to implement the initiatives currently underway
across the Australian market.