BWS searching for new Director

26 July, 2019 by Andy Young

BWS is actively searching for a new Director after the Woolworths Group confirmed the appointment of Guy Brent as Managing Director of FoodCo and Metro.

Brent is moving from his current role as Director of BWS and is transitioning into his new role over the coming weeks.

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Steve Donohue, Managing Director, Endeavour Drinks said: “I’d like to thank Guy Brent for his contribution to the success of BWS and Endeavour Drinks over the last five years.

“Guy has provided outstanding leadership to the BWS business and has built it into a high performing, well-recognised brand in the Australian drinks market. In his time with the business, he has led the team to build a strong customer and team first culture, with a particular focus on empowering leaders in our stores.

“We look forward to Guy’s ongoing contribution to the success of the Woolworths Group in his new role as Managing Director for FoodCo and Metro.”

Woolworths also confirmed that Kate Beattie had been appointed as Interim Director of BWS, and she will be responsible for leading the team while the search for a new Director is undertaken. Beattie’s career spans the financial services, engineering, retail and technology sectors and she has been Finance Director for Endeavour Drinks since November 2017.

Donohue added: “Since starting with Endeavour in late 2017, Kate has led the finance team’s efforts to improve the rigour of our financial governance and controls, step change the support provided to Endeavour functions and strategic initiatives, and improve insights and decision making that will lead to better commercial outcomes for Endeavour Drinks.

“Kate will lead the team to drive forward FY20 strategy, while also leveraging shared capabilities across Endeavour Drinks.”

Alistair Gray will step in as Acting Finance Director for Endeavour Drinks, while Kate moves across to BWS. The changes are expected to be in place by September.