Treasury Wine Estates appoints Aussie marketer and leader to president of Americas

Australian, Ben Dollard, appointed to Americas regional role after existing executive confirms he's unable to relocate

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has appointed Australian marketer and business leader, Ben Dollard, as its new president of company operations in the Americas.

The ASX-listed Australian business made the announcement today, confirming Dollard will commence the role on 13 January and be based in TWE’s Californian offices. He replaces Angus McPherson, who the company said was unable to work in the Americas for personal reasons, and will take up a position back in the Melbourne office from February 2020.

According to the statement, McPherson was unable to take up the Americas leadership role during the current quarter, and had since informed TWE he will be unable to relocate back to the US as planned. McPherson has been with the group for more than eight years and he was appointed to lead Americas as president in August.

Dollard is currently president of craft and specialty with Constellation Brands in the US and Canada. An Australian by birth and having started his career in wine in South Australia, Dollard has extensive experience in the wine and alcoholic beverages vertical. During his 18 years with Constellation Brands, has held positions such as chief growth officer, chief marketing officer and head of international markets.

Outgoing TWE CEO, Michael Clarke, said the Americas region is one of the group’s key regions and an important one for fuelling global growth.

“I am delighted Ben will bring his strong leadership skills, exceptional market knowledge and extensive wine, distributor and retail experience to lead the delivery of TWE’s plans for our Americas business,” Clarke stated.

Clarke also commented on the unfortunate situation faced after McPherson was unable to return to the US, noting both he and COO, Tim Ford, had spent time in the region covering the role for the past quarter.

“It is really unfortunate that Angus’ personal circumstances have kept him in Australia for quite some time,” he said in an ASX statement. “In the interim, Tim and I will continue to work in the US to ensure a smooth transition of the role to Dollard.”

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