Australia: Foster's Group creates two new senior roles

14 April, 2009

Foster's Group has created two new senior roles -chief information officer and transformation director.

Foster's Group has created two new senior roles -chief information officer and transformation director.

The new chief information officer will be Andrew Leyden and the transformation director is Donna Watt.

Andrew joined Foster's in 2002 as Finance Director for the Beringer Blass Asia Pacific business. Since then he has held a number of senior finance and general management positions, including general manager Asia and global finance director for Foster's Wine Estates.

Since September 2006, Andrew has been Global Director - Business Processes & Information Technology.

Prior to joining Foster's, Andrew held senior positions in finance and general management with Reckitt Benckiser in Asia, Eastern Europe and the UK and 7 years in retail in the UK with Somerfield and WH Smith.

Foster's CEO Ian Johnston said. "His understanding of Foster's business ensures Andrew is the right choice to deliver on our information and technology plans."

Watt brings to Foster's over 16 years experience as programme director for large-scale transformation programmes on behalf of Australian and International organisations.

"We have a significant change agenda before us and I am delighted to appoint Donna to this pivotal transformation role, added Johnston.

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