Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Imperial Tobacco Appoints New General Manager

Imperial Tobacco Appoints New General Manager

09 May 2014

New General Manager for Imperial Tobacco Australasia

The world’s fourth largest tobacco company, Imperial Tobacco, has appointed Paul Matthews as General Manager for Australasia.

Mr Matthews has a wealth of tobacco industry experience built up over a career of 20 years with the Imperial Tobacco Group (ITG). Having held a number of roles in the Sales area of our UK business, Paul moved to Mexico as General Manager then onto the USA as Vice President of Consumer & Trade Marketing.

Most recently Mr Matthews held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales for Commonwealth-Altadis, Inc – an Imperial Tobacco Group Company, leading a team of over 700 people in the USA.

Mr Matthews said he was looking forward to working for Imperial Tobacco in Australia.

“My priority is to build on the growth momentum ITA has already had, with a particular focus on strengthening our market share. Conditions are tough for the tobacco industry in Australia but our recently released half-year results show that we continue to demonstrate resilience and remain on course to deliver our full year targets.”

“Imperial Tobacco Australia has had lots of success in recent years, driven mostly by JPS, Australia’s fastest growing tobacco brand. Having said that, none of these remarkable results could have been achieved without our team of staff who have developed fantastic initiatives designed to back growth and build resilience.”

Background on Imperial Tobacco Australia
Established in 1999, Imperial Tobacco Australia (ITA) joined the Australian market alongside main competitors British American Tobacco Australia and Phillip Morris Australia. Imperial Tobacco Australia currently holds approximately 22% market share in the 20 billion stick Factory Manufactured Cigarette category*. In the Fine Cut Tobacco (or Roll Your Own) category, ITA is the market leader in Australia, holding approximately 61% market share*.

*Source - Infoview Exchange of Sales - MAT to 31st Jan 2014


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Balance Of Trade: NZ Posts Trade Deficit In October On Falling Dairy Exports

New Zealand’s posted its largest monthly trade deficit for October in six years, while narrowing the shortfall from September, led by a fall in dairy exports to China while all main imports into the country rose. More>>

ALSO:

Gigatown Winner: Plenty Of Positives For Dunedin

Although the city has taken the Gigatown title, along with new ultrafast 1Gbps broadband and funding for $700,000 worth of UFB-related initiatives across the community, Mr Cull says Dunedin has gained so much more through its involvement. More>>

ALSO:

R18: The Warehouse Group Praised For Removing Games

The decision by New Zealand’s largest retailer The Warehouse Group (TW Group), to withdraw stocks of the latest version of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) and other R18 games, has been praised by advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Air NZ Wine Awards: Victory For Villa Maria As Pinot Noir Thrills

It was a night to remember as Villa Maria Estate picked up one of the highest accolades of the evening, the O-I New Zealand Reserve Wine of the Show Trophy, at the 28th Air New Zealand Wine Awards. The Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Marlborough ... More>>

ALSO:

Future Brighter Money: RBNZ Releases New Bank Note Designs

New Zealand’s banknotes are getting brighter and better, with the Reserve Bank today unveiling more vibrant and secure banknote designs which will progressively enter circulation later next year. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news