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Pie Face appoints Mark Puglisi as new CEO

He spent 13 years with Goodman Fielder prior to his latest role.

Pie Face appoints Mark Puglisi as new CEO

He spent 13 years with Goodman Fielder prior to his latest role.

Oporto appoints Samantha Bragg as new CEO

She was acting CEO in recent months.

Craveable Brands appoints Karen Bozic as new CEO

Brett Houldin is set to step down effective 29 November.

Schnitz appoints Brenton Howie as CEO

He joins the fast casual brand after having roles in FMCG companies.

Get to know Nick Keenan, CEO of Red Rooster

The executive looks to capitalise on their innovative channels during a "transformative" phase for the brand.

Get to know Vijay Sethu, chairman of 4FINGERS

The Singapore-based fast food chain is eyeing to create a F&B portfolio with "global scalability".

Retail Food Group chairman Colin Archer retires

Stephen Lonie will succeed him as the company's chairman.

Get to know Michael Treacy, Domino's new global development chef

The chef says that the pizza chain’s menus and product offerings should continue to evolve. QSR Media: What previous positions have prepared you for this one and how? When I think back to one of my first jobs after school at the age of 15, making pizzas, I would never have thought I would be working for an organisation which sells two million pizzas and sides a week! I would have never believed where becoming a chef and working in hospitably would take me. Passion for food and service has taken me from a small Victorian country town to Melbourne, London, Perth and now Brisbane. Learning from all service levels and price points is that the customer demands quality and value, and this mustn’t be taken for granted. Be passionate about your craft and be open to feedback as this is how we grow and learn. QSR Media: What makes you excited about your position? What excites me about the role at Domino’s is being a part of a team who are excited to be creating and delivering products that our customers crave. We search the world for the best recipes, flavours, concepts and technologies to keep our menu offerings and service evolving for our customers’ enjoyment. We have dedicated teams in seven countries, working to refine the Domino’s experience and products which are desired by the many pizza lovers within these countries. I also get to work with many amazing suppliers who help us to bring our visions, flavours and concepts to life, using their expertise, knowledge and service. This allows us to meet our customer demands. Domino’s has an amazing management group who actively support myself and my team to encourage us to innovate, be bold and be market leaders. QSR Media: What are your key business philosophies? In business, I want to work with driven people – people who are passionate experts, skilful, experienced and knowledgeable. It takes many people to deliver any new product, skill or expertise that is outside of my own skill set, but by working with these talented people we can all make these products come to life. To make and deliver products that people love and bring home to their families is a privilege and is not to be taken for granted. Products and menu offerings continually need to evolve and must be of the highest standard as well as offering value to the consumer. In short, working and learning from the best people, hard work and surrounding yourself with passionate people. QSR Media: What goals are you focused on? At Domino’s, we pride ourselves of listening to our customers. My goal is to give customers more of what they want and deliver the flavours they’re asking for. I am also working closely with our development teams around the world to share more of Domino’s successes, experiences and learnings. QSR Media: What long-term changes are you planning on? We want our menu to be on the cutting edge of global trends and technologies to help us deliver innovative menu offerings into each unique Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (DPE) market.   

Get to know Mark Hawthorne, Guzman y Gomez's CEO for ANZ

Leveraging key partnerships, he says, are part of the next iteration of their long-term strategy.

Domino's Pizza appoints Terry Powell as new chief information officer

He will replace Wayne McMahon. Domino’s Pizza has announced that Terry Powell will now serve as the group’s chief information officer (CIO) across the company’s seven markets starting this month. Slated to oversee the strategic and operational aspects of Domino’s technology and infrastructure solutions, Powell has more than 20 years’ experience in IT leadership, security, management consulting and marketing across a range of sectors, including financial services, government agencies and retail. His most recent role was with Suncorp, where he led the technology division for the insurance business. As CIO, Powell will work with chief digital and technology officer (CDTO) Michael Gillespie to “bring efficiencies and new ways to engage the company's customers.” He will replace Wayne McMahon, who will become CDTO for Competitive Foods Group in July. Domino’s Group CEO and managing director Don Meij said McMahon was “instrumental” in laying the foundations for some of the company’s biggest platforms over the past seven years. “Under Wayne’s leadership, Domino’s has grown from strength to strength delivering some of the world’s best information technology solutions. We have been a true disruptor in this space and the focus on technology over these past seven years, under Wayne’s leadership, has been critical in achieving this,” Meij said in a statement.

Subway appoints Geoff Cockerill as Australia & New Zealand country director

He brings extensive experience from international companies to the new role. Subway has announced that Geoff Cockerill will be their Country Director for Australia and New Zealand starting on June 4. Cockerill brings extensive experience to his new role from a number of international companies such as Diageo and Kirin, and some global brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Corona. His background also includes a range of CEO, Executive General Manager and Managing Director roles for high-profile sporting, not-for-profit and listed retail and consumer brand organisations, including franchising. “I’ve admired the success of the Subway® brand for many years, and couldn’t be more excited to join the team. I’m looking forward to helping continue achieve the speed to market needed to drive the business forward,” Cockerill said.