Coopers Brewery has restructured its senior management team, appointing a General Manager and recruiting a National Marketing Manager to help drive the company’s future growth.
The company said that the new management structure will provide additional support for Managing Director Dr Tim Cooper and has been designed to provide “a more effective and efficient engagement with customers”.
Michael Shearer, who is currently Coopers’ Commercial Manager and has been with the brewery for more than 15 years has been appointed General Manager and will now be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the brewery.
The new National Marketing Manager for the brewery is Kate Dowd, who more than 20 years’ experience in the beverages sector, working for numerous multi-national organisations including CUB, Asahi and Anheuser-Busch InBev in Australia and overseas.
Mr Cam Pearce, Coopers’ Director of Marketing and Innovation, said Dowd’s appointment followed a nationwide search which had resulted in a number of outstanding candidates being interviewed.
“Kate has extensive experience in the beer industry and fast-moving consumer goods area,” he said.
“She will oversee marketing across Australia for Coopers and its partner brands. We believe she has the experience and expertise to make a significant contribution in what will be an exciting period ahead.”
Coopers has also appointed Mark Goulmy, the former General Manager Sales and Marketing for Premium Beverages, as Coopers’ National Manager, Sales and Partner Brands.