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Leadership Change at Molson Coors

Leadership Change at Molson Coors
August 01
15:09 2019

Mark Hunter, current President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors, is to retire on September 27, 2019. The board of the global brewer has named Gavin Hattersley as his successor, effective as of September 28, 2019. Molson Coors operates through Molson Coors Canada, MillerCoors in the US, Molson Coors Europe and Molson Coors International.

Mark Hunter has spent his last 30 years in the beer business. He served as Molson Coors President and CEO from 2015-2019 following his role as President and CEO of Molson Coors Europe. Mark Hunter began his career in beer in 1989 when he joined Bass Brewers and has been with Molson Coors since its acquisition of the UK business in 2002.

Mark Hunter.

During his time, Mark Hunter has played a key role in every significant event in the company’s recent history, including the acquisition of the Carling business in the UK in 2002, the merger of two iconic brands and families Molson and Coors in 2005, the formation of its US joint venture, MillerCoors, in 2008, the acquisition of our Central and Eastern European business in 2012, the integration of MillerCoors into Molson Coors and the acquisition of the Miller international business in 2016.

“It’s been the joy of a lifetime to work on these great brands with so many inspirational colleagues for all of these years at Molson Coors,” says Mark Hunter. “It’s been a great privilege to serve as Molson Coors President and CEO but I am also very much looking forward to the next chapter which will be highlighted by spending more time with my wife Fiona and our two children back in the UK. I will forever remain a brand ambassador and advocate for this business and will be there to support Gavin every step of the way. I have worked very closely alongside Gavin for many years and know the sharpness of his intellect, the intensity of his passion for the company and quality of his character and he will be a terrific leader of the overall business.”

Gavin Hattersley.

Gavin Hattersley has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MillerCoors, the US business unit, since September 2015. He was the interim Chief Executive Officer of MillerCoors from July 2015. Gavin Hattersley served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from June 2012 to September 2015.

From July 2008 to June 2012, Gavin Hattersley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MillerCoors. He also served as Senior Vice President, Finance for Miller Brewing Company from October 2002 to July 2008. He came to Miller Brewing Company from SAB Ltd of Johannesburg, South Africa, where he held several financial management positions before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 1999. He holds an Honors’ degree in accounting science and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Africa.

“I am privileged and honored to lead the company and succeed Mark in this role. Mark has been a great leader, friend, mentor and boss and has led this company through some dramatic change and I will be forever in his debt,” says Gavin Hattersley. “I care deeply about our company, our brands and our people. My commitment is to work hard, to be an empathetic leader and, above all, do whatever is necessary to maximize the potential of our business in order to restore shareholder value.”


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