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Coopers announces new management structure

Coopers announces new management structure

Coopers Brewery has restructured its senior management, appointing a General Manager and National Marketing Manager.

The brewery said the changes were made to drive the company’s future growth.The new organisational structure has been designed to provide additional support for Managing Director Dr Tim Cooper and to provide a more effective and efficient engagement with customers.

Michael Shearer, Coopers’ Commercial Manager, has been appointed General Manager, responsible for day-to-day operations of the brewery. Shearer has worked at Coopers for more than 15 years.

Coopers has recruited Kate Dowd as National Marketing Manager. Dowd has 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.

Her most recent drinks role was as Sales and Marketing General Manager at Australian Whisky Holdings, a position she held until Januay 2018.   

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.