Bundaberg Distilling appoints new chairman
By Andy Young
Diageo Australia has appointed supply director Anthony Mortimer to the position of chairman of the Bundaberg Distilling Company (BDC).
Mortimer joined Diageo in 2003 as a commercial business manager, looking after the independent retail channel. After moving into a customer operations role, Mortimer took on the responsibility for all operations, sitting on the Diageo Australia executive team.
In a statement about the appointment, Diageo Australia said: “In Anthony’s new role as Chairman of the BDC, he will be responsible for advising on new liquid innovation and business strategy, as well as distillery operations and development plans.
“Anthony will also be the face of the brand for adorers and collectors, speaking at key events and connecting with them online through the Bundaberg Rum website to build passion and knowledge of the brand.
“Anthony brings a unique blend of commercial, customer operations and manufacturing experience to his new role as Chairman of the Bundaberg Distilling Company.”
In his time with Diageo Australia, Mortimer has been a key driver of both the premiumisation of Bundaderg and the development of the Bundaberg Barrel House.