Mars Wrigley Australia has appointed Duncan Webster as its chief financial officer, who has held various senior roles at the company since 2003.
Webster was most recently the global chocolate business unit finance director or Mars Wrigley in Chicago for the past three years, and prior to this was the CFO for Mars Chocolate Australia.
“It has been a privilege to have worked closely with the chief growth officer and chief customer officer of our global chocolate business unit for the last three years,” said Webster.
“However, I am thrilled to return to Australia to lead the financial growth of our operations in which Mars has a long-standing legacy in the local community, alongside a dedicated group of associates.”
Webster also had a leading role in establishing the Mars University Finance College in Australia and New Zealand, which is an internal continuous professional development program available to Mars finance associates.
Mars Wrigley Australia general manager Andrew Leakey said the team was excited to welcome Duncan back to Australia “to harness his extensive knowledge of the Mars Wrigley business and experience working across our Mars segments around the world”.
“Duncan’s appointment will bolster our leadership team and help drive strong performance and growth for our Australian business and brands,” said Leakey.
Webster will be based in Melbourne in his new role as CFO for Mars Wrigley Australia.
Wrigley Australia ranked in at #16 in the Top 100 Australia Food and Drink Companies 2019 report.