Reporting directly to the interim MD, David Kirby, Brown’s main responsibilities will be leading the consumer sales team to deliver on joint customer business plans in a bid to enhance the company’s leadership position in key categories within the Australian market.
Brown brings to the team strong experience in sales within the consumer goods industry, including the role of GM-Grocery, Schweppes Australia, where he was essential in driving growth in the beverage category, and achieving Schweppes’ first ever Number One Advantage Survey ranking.
Most recently, he worked as head of sales at healthcare company, GSK, following the merger of Novartis and GSK earlier this year.
Under his leadership, Novartis won five supplier of the year industry awards, and ranked number one in the Pharmacy Advantage Survey.
The board welcomes Brown to the executive leadership team.