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Ballesty to leave Diageo Australia; UK innovation chief returns home

Ballesty to leave Diageo Australia; UK innovation chief returns home
13 May
8:53
Adam Ballesty
Adam Ballesty

Diageo Australia has announced its African innovation director is set to take up the reins as local marketing and innovation chief following the forthcoming departure of Adam Ballesty.

In a statement, the drinks business confirmed Ballesty is leaving the organisation after more than six years, the last five as its marketing and innovation director. His next move hasn’t been confirmed but he’s expected to leave in coming months.

In his stead, Andy Oughton will return from the UK to take up the local post. Oughton has spent the last couple of years as innovation director for Africa. Prior to that, he was marketing manager for Bundaberg Rum, Smirnoff and Captain Morgan brands, and has been with the business since 2002.

Diageo Australia managing Director, David Smith noted Ballesty’s significant impact on the business during his tenure. Ballesty was ranked 16th in the 2017 edition of CMO50.

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