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Group Leadership Team

Group Leadership Team


GROUP LEADERSHIP TEAM

We have a strong and accountable team at the top – our Group Leadership team - who are passionate role models of the behaviours that reflect our Values, delivering a culture that enables our success.

We develop our leaders to bring insight and inspiration to their work. Leaders who energise, empower with accountability and engage others. Leaders who are optimistic about our future, confident and collaborative and committed to the future of Coca-Cola Amatil.

Our leaders set the direction and translate our strategy into clear expectations, standards of performance and behaviour for their teams.  They take responsibility for delivering work that contributes to and delivers our goals – for taking action that delivers value to Coca-Cola Amatil, our partners, customers, shareholders and our teams.

Alison Watkins, Group Managing Director Navigation Show below Hide below

Appointed in March 2014

Prior to joining Coca-Cola Amatil, Alison’s roles included Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of agribusiness GrainCorp Limited, CEO of Berri Limited, the market leader in Australian juice, and Managing Director of Regional Banking at ANZ. Alison spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company from 1989 to 1999 and became a partner of the Firm in 1996 before moving to ANZ as Group General Manager Strategy, reporting to the CEO. She has been a nonexecutive director of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Woolworths Limited and Just Group Limited; and is a former Victorian President and National Board Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Alison holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Tasmania), is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the AICD.

Alison is a non-executive director of The Centre for Independent Studies and of the Business Council of Australia.

Greg Barnes, Group Chief Financial Officer Navigation Show below Hide below

Greg Barnes, Group Chief Financial Officer

Appointed in June 2020 

Greg joined Coca-Cola Amatil as Group Chief Financial Officer in June 2020, as a member of the executive leading the finance teams across Coca-Cola Amatil’s markets and operations.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola Amatil, Greg was Chief Financial Officer at Nine Entertainment (Nine) from 2016 and as a member of the executive team led Nine’s acquisition of Fairfax, creating a $3bn combined entity. Prior to that, Greg was CFO at CSR Limited, and has held Asia Pacific finance roles with Dyno Nobel, and various international roles with De La Rue plc.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants A/NZ and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Peter West, Managing Director, Australia Navigation Show below Hide below

Appointed in April 2018

Peter joined Coca-Cola Amatil in April 2018, from Lion Pty Ltd where he was Managing Director of the Dairy and Drinks business. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Peter has held several senior roles at Mars Confectionery and Arnott’s Biscuits Ltd including Regional President for Continental Europe for Mars Chocolate. He has a deep understanding of Australian and international FMCG, and a proven ability to work with customers and partners to drive growth and deliver results.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Monash University Caulfield.

Chris Litchfield, Managing Director, New Zealand & Fiji Navigation Show below Hide below

Appointed in July 2014

Chris has 28 years’ experience with Coca-Cola Amatil. Beginning his career as a graduate, Chris held a number of sales and commercial roles before his appointment to General Manager of Sales and Marketing in 2007, a role he held until 2014. Chris has a proven track record of strong business leadership, customer management, new business acquisition and commercial planning. As Managing Director of New Zealand & Fiji, Chris has led a highly engaged workforce, achieving AON Best New Zealand Employer for the fourth consecutive year and delivering six years of profit growth.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Canterbury University.

Kadir Gunduz, Managing Director, Indonesia & PNG Navigation Show below Hide below

Appointed in October 2013

Kadir has extensive experience with the Coca-Cola System having started his 30-plus year career with the bottler in his home country of Turkey. Most recently, as President and CEO of Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Co. based in Dubai, Kadir delivered impressive market and financial results through both expansion and organic growth in a number of markets. Previously Kadir spent almost three years with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company in Russia as Regional Director for South and Central Russia, followed by seven years with Coca-Cola South African Bottling Company in several senior leadership positions, including Country Manager – Tanzania, Regional Manager – SWA/Cambodia & Laos, and Division Director – Asia covering Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Kadir holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science/Public Management from Istanbul University.

Betty Ivanoff, Group Director, Legal & Corporate Affairs Navigation Show below Hide below

Betty Ivanoff

Appointed in April 2016

Betty joined Coca-Cola Amatil as Group General Counsel in April 2016, as a member of the executive, leading the legal and company secretariat teams across Coca-Cola Amatil’s markets and operations. Betty was also appointed as an additional Company Secretary in September 2016. Further to her existing responsibilities for the Group’s Legal, Governance and Compliance disciplines, Betty’s role expanded in November 2019 to include leadership of the Group Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability team.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola Amatil, Betty was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for GrainCorp Limited from 2008 and built the first legal and compliance team for the company, leading them through a period of vast growth and diversity, spanning many geographies. Betty previously held internal corporate counsel positions with companies including CSR Limited, Walter Constructions and Sinclair Knight Merz.

Betty holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology Sydney. She is an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Australian Corporate Counsel (ACC).

Kate Mason, Group Director, People and Culture Navigation Show below Hide below

 

Appointed in March 2018

Kate joined Coca-Cola Amatil in 2014 as Human Resources Director for Australia, and became Chief Transformation Officer for Australian Beverages in December 2016. In her current role as Group Director People and Culture, Kate leads a regional team of functional experts across all aspects of People and Culture, Safety and Business Resilience.

Prior to Coca-Cola Amatil, Kate worked offshore for many years holding leadership roles in Singapore, London, New York and Zurich in companies such as Austrade, TST Learning, Credit Suisse and Amcor.

Kate is a Board Member and past President of International Women’s Forum in Australia and previously held Board roles across a variety of not-for-profit organisations both here in Australia and Internationally.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Administration), is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Debbie Nova, Group Chief Information Officer Navigation Show below Hide below

 

Appointed in January 2018

Debbie was appointed to the new role of Group Chief Information Officer in January 2018. She is responsible for the IT strategy across the Coca-Cola Amatil Group, along with driving digital transformation and leveraging innovation and new technologies to enable further business growth.

Debbie has more than 20 years’ experience in the Coca-Cola system, joining Coca-Cola Amatil in October 1996 during the deployment of sales and distribution systems in Indonesia. In November 2009 she joined the Indonesia Executive Team as Information Technology Director. In addition to her Information Technology role, in October 2015 Debbie was appointed to lead the HR function for Indonesia and was lead PMO for major company transformation initiatives in Indonesia. Since then, Debbie has led the introduction and implementation of IT solutions covering master data, EnterpriseResource Planning, business intelligence and mobile computing.

Debbie holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Trisakti University and she is a member of The Coca-Cola System IT Board, and the Steering Committee for the iCIO Community in Indonesia.