Personnel changes announced at Kellogg Australia

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 7th August 2012

Kellogg Australia has announced that Sales Director, James Fitzpatrick, is leaving the business after 19 years with the cereal and snacks manufacturer. Mr Fitzpatrick had held the role since December 2008 and will be replaced by Sales Director for Kellogg New Zealand, Belinda Tumbers.

“We’re sad to see James go,” said Managing Director, Jean-Yves Heude. “He has been a valued leader in the Kellogg Australia business and I know that everyone at Kellogg will join me in wishing him all the very best for the future.”

Fitzpatrick joined Kellogg Australia as a Sales Representative in Melbourne in October 1993 before working his way up through the ranks to lead the sales function for the company. His replacement, Belinda Tumbers, has been with Kellogg for 14 years.

“Belinda knows our brands and our business, so she is the perfect person to step into James’s shoes and lead our sales business in Australia,” added Mr Heude.

“Our New Zealand business has been performing strongly and Belinda has been a big part of that success so we’re looking forward to further successes in the future under Belinda’s leadership,” Mr Heude said.

Belinda Tumbers joined Kellogg in February 1998 as a Consumer Promotions Executive and has held several roles in sales and marketing based in Australia, New Zealand and the US before taking on the Sales Director role for New Zealand in January 2009.