HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, Australia

Oporto CEO resigns as QSRH shakes up execs

The chain announced that Ian Winn has decided to resign from his role as CEO.

Craig Tozer has been appointed Acting chief executive.

Rob Coombe, CEO of QSRH said “Ian has made a great contribution to Oporto with the brand in a much better position than when he started. As a result Ian felt this was the right time to hand over the Oporto reigns.”

“Craig has been with QSRH for three years as Head of Corporate Development and Strategy, during which time he has been responsible for driving a significant amount of the transformation program across the business.”

“With a strong background in consumer products, digital technology and program delivery and a career spent advising CEO’s and Boards, Craig is well suited to taking on this role within our business.”

Kim Russell was appointed as Head of Marketing of Oporto coming from previous Marketing Director/CMO roles for Nando’s.

Tricia Southwell has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer across all QSRH brands: Oporto, Red Rooster and Chicken Treat, assuming responsibility for Marketing, Menu Innovation, PR and Digital.

“Tricia is a highly regarded marketing and innovation executive with a reputation for driving change and putting customers at the heart of all business decisions. With a career spanning roles in marketing, innovation, franchising and agency, her experience across these disciplines made her a natural appointment to this role,” Coombe said.

In addition, Suzie McDermott joined QSRH as Head of Marketing for Red Rooster, working previously as Marketing Director for Bacardi Lion.

Rebecca Johnson has been appointed as Senior Digital Marketing Manager and Lisa Owen as Head of PR and Corporate Communications.

QSRH said that further appointments are expected in the coming months.

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