Moët Hennessy Australia New Zealand has announced two key appointments to its leadership team with Ashley Powell appointed Managing Director and Julien Marteau joining as Marketing & Consumer Engagement Director.

Powell returns to Australia, following a 16-year career with Moët Hennessy where he has worked in Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Hong Kong and Macau. He has worked as General Manager, Moët Hennessy New Zealand and Marketing and Business Development Director for the ANZ regional office before moving with the group to Asia in 2019.

After working for two years as the Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Champagnes and Wines Korea, Powell took on the role of Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Diageo Hong Kong & Macau, and is well known in the industry for his passion for building brands, and for driving business transformation and growth.

Marteau is well-known in Australia’s liquor industry joins Moët Hennessy from Accolade where he was been the Head of Marketing, Core Brands Portfolio, overseeing brands such as Hardys, Houghton & Mud House as well as driving the innovation agenda in the region.

Prior to Accoalde Marteau spent a decade at Pernod Ricard Australia, working in key Marketing and Sales management roles across the portfolio, from Champagnes and Cognacs to spirits, shaping the luxury strategy and acceleration of Pernod Ricard’s premium brands in Australia.   

Powell said: “Moët Hennessy Australia celebrates its 20-year anniversary this year. Our brands such as Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Dom Pérignon, Hennessy and Glenmorangie continue to lead their markets and drive innovation and creativity in the region, and our locally crafted brands Chandon and Cloudy Bay are thriving and building global traction.

“For Julien and myself, it is an honour to join Moët Hennessy Australia and New Zealand as we continue to Craft Experiences for our team, customers and consumers.”

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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