Vamsi Mohan Thati

 

 

 

 

 

Vamsi has extensive experience with the Coca-Cola system, with a strong track record of delivering results and building capabilities around customer management, market execution, digital technologies and people development. Most recently, Vamsi served as the Region Director of our company-owned bottling businesses in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Previously, Vamsi served as the Region Director for company-owned bottling businesses in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of the company’s bottling operations in Vietnam and Cambodia and was instrumental in driving sustainable growth in our Vietnam business. In Vietnam, Vamsi led the launch of the company’s global initiative EKOCENTER which brings together governments, NGOs and the private sector to provide clean water, solar power and community hubs to communities in need. Prior to that Vamsi was General Manager for Coca-Cola in Malaysia where he established a green-field bottling operation and helped build a highly engaged local operation with over 800 associates from the ground up.

Vamsi joined the Coca-Cola system in India in 1998 and has held various leadership roles in operations, market execution and general management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

 

Lucie Austin

 

 

 

 

Lucie started with the The Coca-Cola Company in 2008 in Sydney and has been responsible for developing the brand portfolio and driving the marketing, communications and innovation agenda. During her time with Coca-Cola, Lucie has also spent 5 years as Marketing Director for Northwest Europe & Nordics and subsequently for Western Europe, based in London.

Lucie started her marketing career working for Unilever where she held a variety of marketing roles in the UK and Netherlands spanning healthcare, frozen food and ice cream categories over a 10 year period and across both strategic and operational roles.

Lucie also spent 5 years working for Boots Healthcare and 4 years as Marketing Director for Campbell Arnotts in Australia.

Christine Black

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Christine Black is public affairs, communications and sustainability director for Coca-Cola South Pacific.

Christine's main focus is on wellbeing, the environment and mentoring, each reflecting programs she leads within the Coca-Cola South Pacific business. Personally, Christine is passionate about empowering leadership, fostering diversity and driving results, with care.

Before joining Coca-Cola, Christine was the director of public and government affairs at Novartis Group, where she was responsible for strategic government and stakeholder relations strategy. 

Christine also has extensive experience in government advisory positions, having led the office of the NSW Attorney-General. She has also been a senior policy and media adviser to the NSW Minister for Health.

Michael Davis

Michael Davis

 

 


Michael Davis is IT client engagement director and APAC marketing lead for Coca-Cola South Pacific.

 

With over 20 years' experience in senior IT executive roles for some of Australia's largest organisations, Michael's accomplishments are based on strategy development and execution, delivering business enabling programs across many geographies. 

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Michael gained extensive experience in consumer package goods, working with Treasury Wine Estates and Fosters Group, both of which are recognised leaders in the beverage industry. 

Patrick Jordan

 

 

 

Patrick Jordan is the Human Resources Director for Coca-Cola South Pacific.  Prior to joining Coca-Cola South Pacific, Patrick worked with our Australian Bottler, Coca-Cola Amatil. 

Patrick’s HR background and experience has grown with the Coca-Cola System following decade long HR career in Financial Services working with the National Australia Bank and Babcock & Brown.  In these roles Patrick worked in developing and implementing strategic HR Initiatives across disciplines including strategic HR Business Partnering, Reward and Employee Equity.  Patrick has also had experience working in Client Services and Operations before moving into HR.

Maree Kirk

 

 

 

Maree Kirk is the New Business Development Director for Coca-Cola South Pacific.

Maree joined the Coca-Cola Company in 2007 in Sydney.  She worked in a variety of Marketing roles across the portfolio including Coca-Cola TM, Mother, Powerade and Barista Bros delivering disruptive innovation through both communications and new product development.  In her current role, Maree has led strategic portfolio expansion through acquisitions including kombucha brand ‘Mojo’ and a minority interest in Made Group, the owners of brands like ‘Rokeby Farms’, ‘Impressed Juice’ and ‘Cocobella’.  

Prior to joining Coke, Maree lived and worked in the UK where she held marketing roles at Kraft Foods and United Biscuits, working across Dairy and Snacks categories.

Robert Priest

 

 

 

Robert joined Coca-Cola South Pacific November 2018 as the Franchise and Commercial Director – Australia.

Robert joined Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) in 2011, and has had multiple roles and responsibilities. Initially, Robert served as regional manager, SA, NT & WA, leading the licensed leadership teams in those regions. In 2015, Robert moved to CCA’s head office in North Sydney as the national general manager of on premise. 

From 2017, Robert’s responsibilities were expanded to include the equipment services division as well as Coca-Cola Amatil’s national contact centre located in St Leonards, NSW. In 2018 Robert was appointed as the Amatil lead for strategic acquisitions.

Prior to joining CCA Robert has had multiple roles and responsibilities with the Fosters Group including Carlton & United Breweries, Treasury Wines, Southcorp Wines and the Continental Spirit Company.

Thierry Roques

 

 


Thierry Roques is finance director for Coca-Cola South Pacific.

Thierry has spent 19 years with The Coca-Cola Company and has held the position of vice-president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Coca-Cola Greater China and Korea.   

After working in West Africa for a French development agency and for accounting firm Arthur Andersen in France and central Europe, Thierry joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1995 as an internal auditor where he spent three years auditing Coca-Cola operations in every continent. 

Thierry moved to Asia in 1998 and held various finance positions in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand (where he was seconded to BPW, a Nestlé–Coca-Cola joint venture) before relocating to Shanghai in 2005 as deputy-CFO for the China business unit. He was promoted to vice-president and CFO in 2008. 

 

Richard Schlasberg

 

 

 

Richard Schlasberg is Franchise director for Oceania which includes New Zealand and the Pacific Islands of Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu Samoa, Tonga, Nauru and Cook Islands.

In this capacity Richard works with our bottling partners Coca-Cola Amatil, Brasserie de Tahiti,  Societe le Froid, Paradise Beverages and several distribution partners on the smaller islands. Richard is a Swedish native and joined the Coca-Cola system 17 years ago in Stockholm and thereafter held marketing roles in the Nordic business unit based in Copenhagen before joining the Global Marketing team looking after Coke Regular.

Richard subsequently led the Nordic Stills & Emerging business and became Nordic Marketing director before moving back to Stockholm as Country Manager  Sweden.  He thereafter moved to the Netherlands in 2015 to lead the Dutch business turnaround from 15 years of decline together with the bottler Coca-Cola European partners.

 

Greishma Singh

Greishma Singh is the strategy and insights director for Coca-Cola South Pacific. She began her career with the Coca-Cola Company in India, and has been at South Pacific since 2010. 

 

 

 

 

 

Since joining the business unit, Greishma has held a variety of roles in marketing, working on brands such as Powerade and Coca-Cola, and more recently in strategy. In her previous role as business insights and planning manager, Greishma supported the BU President and leadership team with long range strategic planning and annual planning.

Sarah Susak

 

 


Sarah Susak is business unit legal counsel for Coca-Cola South Pacific. She joined the company at the beginning of 2014.

After several years as a solicitor at one of Sydney’s elite private law practices, Sarah spent more than seven years with Colgate-Palmolive, starting as corporate counsel for the South Pacific business. Her career with Colgate took her to Geneva, Paris and the United States in her specialist role as marketing legal director, responsible for the African, Middle East, European and South Pacific divisions.

Before joining Coca-Cola, Sarah spent two years as partnership manager at the Wayside Chapel in Sydney’s Kings Cross, where she was responsible for designing and implementing funding strategies, including attracting new funding from both the government and corporate sectors.