Unilever New Zealand MD Cameron Heath will relocate to take up the new role with his team this month after nearly six months of managing the role remotely.
His predecessor, Nick Bangs, will move to Sydney to take on the role of GM, home, beauty and personal care for Unilever Australia and New Zealand.
Heath spent seven years working as GM Baltics with Unilever in Latvia and four years as marketing director food & beverages in Prague. Prior to that, he worked at Procter & Gamble for seven years, taking responsibility for customer development and category strategy roles, including time working in the New Zealand market.
Heath said Unilever’s commitment aligns with his personal goal to care of the health of the planet and create a fairer, more diverse, and equitable world.
“As one of the world’s largest producers of consumer goods, we have both a responsibility and an opportunity to do more good for our planet, not just less harm,” said Heath.
With 15 years in the FMCG industry, Heath has experience in marketing and category management, so he understands and has awareness of the challenges that lie ahead for the consumer goods sector.
“I understand first-hand the pressure retailers and consumers are facing as we deal with supply-chain disruption and increased cost of production across the board,” he added.
Cameron Heath started his role remotely last November and will join his team in New Zealand this month.