Ari Mervis appointed as Murray Goulburn CEO

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 12th December 2016

Ari Mervis, New CEO of Murray Goulburn

After almost 9 months under the leadership of an interim Chief Executive Officer, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited (MG) has today announced the appointment of Ari Mervis as the new CEO and Managing Director of MG.

Mervis was Managing Director of SABMiller in the Asia Pacific and CEO of Carlton & United Breweries in Melbourne with responsibility for overseeing businesses across Asia Pacific including China, India, Vietnam, South Korea and Australia. Mr Mervis joined SABMiller in 1989 and has served in senior positions in South Africa, Swaziland, Russia and Hong Kong.

Mervis will commence his duties at MG on Monday, 13 February 2017.

The appointment was announced by the Chairman of MG, Philip Tracy who said:  “Äfter a comprehensive international search, the Board unanimously agreed that Ari was the ideal choice to lead MG at this critical juncture in its history. We are delighted to have secured a candidate with a proven track record of delivering results and operational success across multiple geographies.”

Mervis said that he saw it “as an enormous privilege to lead such an iconic business that plays an important role in the daily lives and livelihoods of so many Australians”.

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