Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Frucor Suntory appoints new Chief Supply Chain Officer

Frucor Suntory Oceania has announced the appointment of Ian Roberts as Chief Supply Chain Officer.

With an extensive background in end-to-end FMCG operations, Mr Roberts brings a wealth of experience to his new role. His career includes serving as the Executive General Manager of Retail at Visy and over two decades at Lion in various senior Supply Chain Director roles.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ian to Suntory,” says Frucor Suntory Oceania CEO Darren Fullerton.

“His extensive experience in leading supply chain transformation and his unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and continuous improvement perfectly align with our values and the Yatte Minahare spirit that drives our global Suntory business.”

In his new role at Frucor Suntory Oceania, Mr Roberts will lead the trans-Tasman supply chain, including the business operations based in Wiri, New Zealand and the $400-plus million manufacturing and distribution facility currently under construction in Ipswich, Queensland.

His appointment follows the recent announcement that Frucor Suntory and Beam Suntory are partnering to create a $3 billion multi-beverage group, Suntory Oceania.

“Frucor Suntory has experienced an incredible growth trajectory and with the future Suntory Oceania partnership ahead of us, I’m excited to join the business during this critical period of transformation,” says Mr Roberts.

“Suntory’s core values of craftsmanship, innovation, and sustainability align perfectly with my own commitment to delivering excellence and driving positive change in the supply chain. Together, we will work towards building a world-class supply chain that will deliver exceptional results for our multi-beverage portfolio in Oceania.”

Mr Roberts will be based in Sydney. Former Chief Supply Chain Officer, Jon Sackree, departed Frucor Suntory earlier this year after 10 years of dedicated service.

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