Foster’s makes two key senior appointments to help guide restructure

Posted by Isobel Drake on 15th April 2009

Foster’s Group Limited yesterday announced the appointment of Andrew Leyden to the newly created senior leadership role of Chief Information Officer. The news follows last Wednesday’s appointment of Donna Watt to another new role, that of Transformation Director. Both began in their new positions yesterday.

Ms Watt, who has 16 years of experience in large scale transformation programs, will play a key role in their extensive restructure plan following a major review of operations last year.

“We have a significant change agenda before us and I am delighted to appoint Donna to this pivotal transformation role,” CEO, Ian Johnston, remarked.

Mr Leyden, who has been with Foster’s since February 2002, will move from his current position of Global Director – Business Processes & Information Technology.

“Over the last eight years, Andrew has brought a strong business process focus to his varied roles,” Mr Johnston said. “His understanding of Foster’s business ensures Andrew is the right choice to deliver on our information and technology plans.”