Stuart Irvine was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lion in January 2013. Lion is one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage businesses, with a portfolio that includes some of Australia and New Zealand’s most iconic brands in dairy, juice and alcohol beverages.
Lion employs over 7,000 people and its extensive local manufacturing footprint spans 34 sites across the Tasman – including breweries, wineries, distilleries, dairy farms, milk, cheese, yoghurt and juice sites as well as hospitality venues.
Stuart has extensive knowledge of the fast moving consumer goods industry, having started his career with Proctor and Gamble and later moving to Nestle, where he held various Managing Director and CEO roles within the UK and Europe.
Immediately prior to Lion Stuart was CEO of Nestle Russia and Eurasia, a $2 billion company with 14 production sites and 10,000 people.