Stuart Alexander announces CEO and Executive Chair
One of Australia’s largest and oldest privately-owned companies, Stuart Alexander & Co, is delighted to announce that Garry Browne AM, after 40 years in the business with 20 years as CEO, has moved into the new role of Executive Chair on the Stuart Alexander Board and sister New Zealand company, Marketing Overseas Imports (MOI). Former GM Sales & Marketing, Nick Nairn, has been appointed CEO of the Australian company. Nairn has extensive experience in the FMCG space, having previously held senior titles at companies including PepsiCo, Frucor (Suntory), DB Breweries (Heineken). He brings to the company a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities businesses are facing in today’s highly competitive market, with proven expertise in launching, developing and successfully marketing top Australian brands.
Browne said: “Nick understands brands, he has the right experience and mindset, he is energetic and charismatic and is a great leader. He will continue the business in the same strategic direction, that is, grow the business with new brands, enhance the New Zealand business, maintain our relationships and increase revenues.”
Stuart Alexander & Co, which manages the importation, distribution and marketing for sixteen iconic premium global consumer brands such as TABASCO and Duracell, is an extraordinary success story spanning 135 years.