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CCA beverages MD to step down

Barry O’Connell will step down from his role as MD Australian Beverages. Image: CCA

Coca-Cola Amatil Limited this week announced that Mr Barry O’Connell will step down from his role as managing director Australian Beverages, 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. He was appointed managing director for Australian Beverages in July 2014. Before that he headed up the company’s  New Zealand business.

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”.

CCA has also advised that Mr Peter McLoughlin, currently a 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.”

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