By Amy Looker

Gruppo Campari has announced the appointment of its senior management team following its recent recruitment drive with specialist recruitment agency, Mondo Search.

Shane Richardson has been appointed to the position of sales director for Gruppo Campari, commencing this month. Richardson has extensive experience in both liquor and FMCG, beginning his career at Cadbury Schweppes before joining Foster’s Group in a variety of senior sales roles.

Richardson will be joined by Brad Timbrell in the position of marketing director. Timbrell was most recently employed by Maxxium, managing their complex portfolio for over five years, where he gained invaluable liquor marketing experience.

Andrew Smith is Campari’s new finance director, having had previous experience as a finance director at Bacardi Lion, while Vijay Kashyap will assume the role of human resources manager, and Stuart Pass will come on board as supply chain manager. Both Kashyap and Pass have extensive experience in liquor and FMCG, having worked for Unilever and Maxxium Worldwide respectively.

The newly established senior team at Campari Australia will continue to work with Mondo Search to secure the placement of the entire sales, marketing, finance, supply chain and HR departments for the new start up of Campari Australia.

Mondo Search director, Simone Allan said the recruitment drive has been a great success, with more placements to come.

"The first exciting stage of the start up of Campari Australia has unfolded well. Within a month all the top tier executive roles have been appointed including; sales director – Shane Richardson (ex Fosters Group), marketing director – Brad Timbrell (ex Maxxium), finance director – Andrew Smith (ex Consolidated Press/Bacardi Lion), HR manager – Vijay Kashyap (ex StarTrack Press) and supply chain manager – Stuart Pass (ex Maxxium),” said Allan. 
“The process has been rewarding and seamless for both Mondo Search and Campari Australia, with the strength of our trade support and network. Stage two will now roll out and include the appointments of state managers, national business managers, marketing managers and trade marketing. Stage three will include the appointment of the assistants to the divisions and the entire sales force for the start up of Campari Australia, ideally to be in place by end of January 2010."

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