Foster’s Group has announced the appointment of John Pollaers to the role of managing director, Carlton and United Breweries, reporting to the CEO, Ian Johnston. Pollaers will commence in the role on 7 April 2010.
He has experience in the alcohol beverages industry across Australia, Asia Pacific and Europe.
His most recent role was president, Asia Pacific with Diageo, based in Singapore and working across 17 regional markets including China, India, Korea, Japan, South East Asia and Australasia. Pollaers was also a member of the Diageo Global Executive Committee.
Prior to this, Pollaers held other senior executive roles with Diageo, including MD Asia, based in Singapore, and MD Australasia, based in Sydney. He has also performed the role of finance director for Diageo’s UK subsidiary. He started his career with Diageo as a business development manager in 1990.
CEO Ian Johnston said:
“I am excited to welcome someone of John’s calibre to the executive leadership team.
“John is well known and respected in the Australian market and has a proven track record in successfully leading and growing businesses across multiple countries, channels and brands.”