Diageo Australia appoints new Managing Director 

Diageo has announced that Dan Hamilton will take on the role of Managing Director Australia from October 1. 

Originally from Australia, Hamilton is an experienced and high-performing leader within the global drinks business, having first joined Diageo in 2011. 

Since then, Hamilton has held senior roles within Diageo’s China, Japan, Europe and Korea markets, most recently as Managing Director for Korea and Japan. 

His appointment follows Diageo Australia’s announcement last month that Angus McPherson would leave the business at the end of September 2023 to pursue an opportunity outside the company.  

Diageo Asia Pacific President John O’Keeffe said the business was delighted to be able to confirm the appointment of Hamilton to the role of Managing Director Australia.

“In 2016, Dan took up the role of General Manager Diageo Japan where he drove a step change in execution making it one of the fastest growing Scotch businesses in Diageo and winning significant market share across all categories.” O’Keeffe said. 

“As Managing Director for Korea and Japan, Dan successfully led the acceleration of growth for our Korea business and turbocharged the premiumisation of the portfolio.”

“We know Dan’s deep knowledge of the business, his relationships within the industry, and his strategic insights will set him up well to continue Diageo Australia’s strong growth trajectory,” O’Keeffe said. 

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