Foster's EMEA announces senior management shake-up

06 May, 2009

Foster’s EMEA has made changes to its senior management team.

Richard Trimby will transfer from his current position as commercial director Continental Europe to the position of marketing director EMEA and Global Brands Rosemount and Lindemans. Stuart Pickles will succeed Richard in the position of commercial sales director Continental Europe.  This change takes place with immediate effect.

After 10 years at Diageo, Richard joined the Rosemount Estate business in 2001 as European Brand Director and progressed to the position of Regional Director – Nordics with Southcorp Wines. Following the integration of the Southcorp and Foster’s Group businesses within EMEA, in 2006 Richard was appointed commercial director Continental Europe.

Stuart spent 23 years working in the FMCG food and beverages business, and held a variety of positions with companies including Kraft Foods and Unilever.  He has worked in Japan and Australia.

Peter Jackson, Managing Director Foster’s EMEA, says: “During Richard’s tenure as Commercial Director Continental Europe, he was instrumental in expanding our customer and distributor partnerships across Europe, growing our core brand business and also led the project to establish our new in-market sales and marketing organisation in the Nordic countries.

“Stuart Pickles brings intimate knowledge of Foster’s EMEA’s commercial sales operations to the role having been Finance Director for the Foster’s EMEA business for the last four years. Stuart is in a good position to take over the reigns from Richard having worked closely with him on the Nordic countries project.”



Nick Strangeway


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