Foster’s management shake-up continues

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 27th May 2009

Foster’s, Australia’s largest brewer, today announced that Martin Hudson, Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, would leave the business July 3.

He leaves after a year of extensive change at Foster’s since CEO Trevor O’Hoy left in July last year. Since then, the maker of VB has appointed a new CEO, seen their MD of Australia and Asia Pacific resign, introduced the positions of Chief Information Officer and Transformation Director, announced a restructure, had their Chief Strategy Officer move to a new role at an clothing company and deal with constant speculation of an imminent takeover.

Mr Hudson joined Foster’s in 2005 following the acquisition of Southcorp Limited where he had served four years as Company Secretary and Chief Legal Officer.

“Martin played a significant role in leading our governance, legal and risk management functions, most recently establishing our global Occupational Health & Safety Council, Foster’s CEO, Ian Johnston, said. “On behalf of the Company, I thank Martin for his contribution to the Group and wish him every success for the future.”

A selection process is now underway for Hudson’s replacement.