Accolade Wines has appointed Andrew Clarke as its Regional Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand.

Clarke will start in the role in early 2020 and will become a member of Accolade’s Executive Leadership Team.

Ari Mervis, Accolade Wines Executive Chairman, said: “I am delighted that a leader of Andrew’s calibre has accepted the opportunity to join us at this time. Accolade Wines is embarking on an exciting growth phase, and Andrew will play a crucial role by leveraging his excellent commercial skills and experience to enhance the company’s performance across Australia and New Zealand.”

Clarke has significant experience in the FMCG sector and his most recent role has been as Commercial Director at Diageo, Australia.

David Smith, Diageo Australia Managing Director, said; “All of us at Diageo Australia congratulate Andrew and wish him every success in his new role. He’s made a great impact in our business over the last two and a half years’ helping create strong outcomes for us and our customers. He’s a big leader and whilst I’m sad he’ll be leaving Diageo early next year, I’m delighted he’s staying in the great Australian drinks industry.”

Prior to his time at Diageo, Clarke was Chief Executive Officer for Ingham’s Enterprises, Australia’s leading poultry business, and before that held senior commercial roles at both Mars and Campbell-Arnott’s.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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