Managing Director House of Suntory and Courvoisier
The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (Boston Beer) is a craft brewer in the United States.
I am a global business leader with a strong track record of delivery across multiple business categories with multinational organizations such as Nestle, Diageo, United Biscuits and Moet Hennessy. Within these companies, I have successfully held a range of global, regional (Europe, Africa, North America) and in-market leadership positions. As a Senior Partner, I led consulting projects with a range of clients, including Walmart, Bacardi, SuccessFactors and Harry Winston. I have also experienced the world of start ups, creating a new company in 2010. I balance strong strategic capability with a pragmatic bias for action. I build excellent relationships with business partners and I have a reputation for developing talent.A marketer at heart, I bring a strong focus on the consumer as well as a broad business perspective to brands having also been a Managing Director, General Manager, Commercial Director and Head of Sales Development. I have built brands in CPG and Luxury, deploying a range of marketing tools from TV advertising, digital/social media, PR, events , BTL and sponsorship. I have developed and launched innovation in snack foods, confectionary and the beverages categories. I have also built and restructured marketing teams, a digital COE, trade marketing teams and restructured marketing field resource. With a focus on talent, I played a leading role in the development of the Diageo Way of Brand Building, the Moet Hennessy Marketing Model and marketing career path initiatives at both companies. Comfortable with managing a P&L, I bring a real focus on growth - of teams, leadership, brands and business performance. I represented Great Britain in 3 Olympic Games, winning gold in Seoul (1988) and bronze in Los Angeles (1984).Specialties: Strategic Penetration, Brand Marketing, Leadership and Team Development, Global Business Orchestration.