After 25 years with Carlton & United Breweries, Peter Filipovic has announced he will be retiring as the CEO of the company.

Asahi Beverages said it and Filipovic had decided that following the successful integration of CUB into the Asahi business, now was the right time for the announcement of his intention to retire from the brewer.

Filipovic said: “It’s been a privilege to have served as CEO of CUB and a member of the Asahi Beverages Executive Leadership Team. It’s a phenomenal business, with exceptional people and an unrivalled portfolio.

“I’m leaving the business knowing that it’s in great hands and well set-up for long-term success.”

Robert Iervasi, Group CEO of Asahi Beverages, added: “Peter has played an important role in the smooth integration of CUB and the continued growth of our business. He has given great service to CUB and Asahi Beverages.

“Asahi Beverages plans to announce the new CEO of the CUB business division in Q3 2021.

“That person will also join our Asahi Beverages Executive Leadership Team. They will play an important role in helping deliver on our multi-beverage strategy and leading our very experienced CUB Leadership Team.”

Asahi also announced the appointment of Natalie Toohey to the Board of Asahi Holdings Australia.

In a statement, Asahi said: “Natalie is a seasoned corporate affairs specialist with senior leadership and advisory experience across a range of sectors including FMCG, particularly alcohol and beverages. She will advise on supporting the implementation of business strategy through communication, reputation management, sustainability and government & industry strategy.”

Filipovic will step down as CUB CEO once a new CEO for the business has been appointed.

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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