Appointments

Former Myer executive lands at Viva Energy

Viva Energy Australia has appointed former Myer executive Andrew Egan as its new general manager of marketing.Egan left Myer in March, one of the most senior victims of its latest wave of executive and management redundancies.

He had worked there for more than two years as group general manager of marketing, but his career spans both agency and marketing, including tenures at JWT and Ogilvy, working across multiple sectors including retail department stores, aviation, FMCG, publishing, liquor, insurance and financial services.

The new appointment comes as Viva Energy, one of Australia’s leading energy companies, says it plans to renew its focus on retail customers.

The company, which has a 110-year history, is based in Sydney. It makes, imports and delivers fuels, lubricants, chemicals and bitumen.

It owns and operates the Geelong Refinery, one of only four refineries in Australia, which supplies more than 10 per cent of Australia’s fuel and more than 50 per cent of all the fuel used in Victoria.

New Global VP for Deliveroo

Deliveroo has appointed Susana Voces to be its new global vice-president for restaurants. The move comes as Deliveroo continues to expand rapidly across the world. It is now in 14 markets and working with 80,000 restaurants worldwide.

Voces will be working in Deliveroo’s London HQ and brings a great deal of experience to the role.

She is currently the general manager for eBay Italy and Spain. In these roles she reinforced the company’s position in both countries, achieving a high level of recognition for the marketplace platform and consolidating a business of 7.5 million active users and 40,000 professional sellers.

Before then, she was country manager for eBay marketplaces in Spain and head of merchant services for PayPal in Spain and Portugal.

Prior to this, she worked at Ericsson for seven years, and she has a Masters in Business from Harvard.

Vinomofo backs Singapore

Wine powerhouse Vinomofo has announced its first employee on the ground in Singapore, a strategic move that will bolster the continued growth in the Singapore market.

Michael Parmeter has been appointed as general manager of Singapore, looking after all on-the-ground operations, strategic growth, merchandise and local area marketing.

Vinomofo CEO Justin Dry said this appointment was an exciting one for Singapore and highlighted the commitment to the growth in the region.

“Asia is a rising tide in the wine industry – we’re seeing continual growth year on year in Singapore. The market is strong and Singaporeans love good wine, so our business model works really well over there.”

The growth strategy in the Singapore market is similar to Vinomofo’s original growth strategy in Australia – networking directly with people.

Best&Less gears up

Best&Less has appointed Andrea Kenworthy to head of merchandise of the company’s adults division.

The move comes as Best&Less continues to gear up its women’s fashion offering.

Kenworthy has built a significant career with consistent high levels of success in kids’ and adults’ clothing.  Her most recent role was working with the Noni B Group / Specialty Fashion as general manager of Rivers, where she led a turnaround in their performance.

Prior to Rivers, Kenworthy was in New Zealand at Number One Shoes, The Warehouse and Farmers, as well as in the UK with Debenhams and Woolworths in senior leadership roles.

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