Diageo has today announced that Dan Hamilton will become Diageo Australia’s new Managing Director, replacing Angus McPherson on 1 October.

Hamilton joined Diageo in 2011 and Diageo’s China, Japan, Europe and Korea markets, most recently as Managing Director for Korea and Japan. 

His appointment follows Diageo Australia’s announcement last month that McPherson would leave the business at the end of September 2023 to pursue an opportunity outside the company. 

Diageo Asia Pacific President John O’Keeffe said the business was delighted to be able to confirm the appointment of Hamilton to the role of Managing Director Australia.

“In 2016, Dan took up the role of General Manager Diageo Japan where he drove a step change in execution making it one of the fastest growing Scotch businesses in Diageo and winning significant market share across all categories.” O’Keeffe said. 

“As Managing Director for Korea and Japan, Dan successfully led the acceleration of growth for our Korea business and turbocharged the premiumisation of the portfolio.”

“We know Dan’s deep knowledge of the business, his relationships within the industry, and his strategic insights will set him up well to continue Diageo Australia’s strong growth trajectory,” O’Keeffe said. 

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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