By Andy Young

The Paradise Beverages company in Fiji, which is part of Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is seeking a new General Manager as current head Tony Scanlan returns to Australia.

Paradise Beverages currently holds 90 per cent market share in Fiji and CCA’s managing director of alcohol and coffee, Shane Richardson, told TheShout that he is looking for someone who will be able to drive growth across the portfolio in Fiji, Samoa and in the export market.

“We are a multi-dimensional business, at CCA Alcohol and Coffee and with a number of recent changes there is a new opportunity for a General Manger of our Paradise Beverage business,” Richardson said.

“I will be employing a new person, because the existing person in the position, Tony Scanlan, who was previously the chairman of the Bundaberg Distilling Company and has been the General Manager for the last five years, is going back to Australia to run Australian Beer Company. 

“So there is now an opportunity to run the business in Fiji and Samoa, which is the largest company on the Fiji Stock Exchange and the largest tax payer in the country so it is a very important part of the Fijian economy and business community. There is an opportunity being created right now for a person to lead that business into the future.”

The role will be based in Fiji and Richardson said he is looking for some with experience in the beer and spirits industry with experience in a similar leadership role.

Richardson added: “It is an amazing business, it has got two breweries and one distillery that operate within the business and we’ve got an incredibly strong base and we do see a lot of opportunities in the exports from that business.”

Earlier this week TheShout reported that CCA’s alcohol and coffee business reported double digit growth in the first half of this year and next week, TheShout will bring you more of the exclusive interview with Richardson and his thoughts on the future opportunities for the business and the industry as a whole.

The Shout Team

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