Accolade Wines has announced that Chris Flaherty has been appointed to the role of General Manager, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Flaherty’s most recent position was Chief Executive Officer with ASM Liquor and he has previously held the role of Managing Director Australia and New Zealand at Treasury Wine Estates as well as a number of positions at Diageo.

Flaherty brings over 30 years’ experience to Accolade, which has seen him work in four Australian states as well as in markets throughout the Asia Pacific region. He said he was looking forward to the move to Accolade.

“It is a great honour and privilege to be leading the ANZP team at Accolade Wines with its portfolio of wonderful brands, steeped in an amazing wine heritage,” Chris Flaherty said.

“We are very pleased to have Chris join the senior executive team and his leadership experience coupled with a deep knowledge of the market will be a great benefit to Accolade,” said Accolade’s Executive Chairman Jim Anderson.

Flaherty, who will be based in Sydney, will commence the role on 28 August and will report to Anderson.

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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