• Dean Carroll has stepped down as CEO of Brown Family Wine Group.
    Dean Carroll has stepped down as CEO of Brown Family Wine Group.

After 16 years with Brown Family Wine Group (BFWG), and eight years as CEO, Dean Carroll has stepped down and will leave the company in December, succeeded by Cameron MacFarlane.

Carroll said he was able to ‘step away proud’ of what BFWG had been able to achieve over his tenure.

“Working for great people, with great people, on great brands with great products is not an opportunity everyone experiences in their working life,” said Carroll.

The board of BFWG appointed MacFarlane as CEO after an extensive search both domestically and internationally.

With 30 years’ experience, MacFarlane has spent the past 23 years in FMCG, with much of this time spent in the alcohol industry. MacFarlane has worked with Australian and international brands, including Nestle, Heinz, the Fosters Group family of brands, Bacardi and Tribe Breweries.

“BFWG is a pioneering force in the industry; a business with deep history, an impressively strong brand portfolio, a talented team and an enviable reputation for innovation and culture.

“It is incredibly exciting to lead the business into its next growth phase, and I look forward to continuing the legacy of connection and trust with our people, our customers and consumers around the world,” said MacFarlane.

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