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Greg Barnes Amatil

Coca-Cola Amatil appoints new CFO

May 15, 2020
By Alana House

Coca-Cola Amatil has announced that Greg Barnes has been appointed as the Group CFO.

Barnes commences in the role on June 1, 2020 and brings to Amatil more than nine years’ experience as Chief Financial Officer in an ASX-listed environment.

Most recently he was CFO at Nine Entertainment (Nine) and prior to that at CSR Limited. At Nine, Barnes was a member of the executive team that led the acquisition of Fairfax, creating a $3 billion combined entity.

Alison Watkins, Amatil’s Group Managing Director welcomed Barnes to the team, highlighting his deep expertise and leadership across all financial functions as well as his understanding of complex logistics, manufacturing and services businesses in a variety of industry sectors.

“We are delighted to have Greg join our Group Leadership Team and value his extensive experience and expertise across a diverse range of strong businesses and industries,” she said.

“Greg joins Amatil at a time when we are drawing on our strong financial foundations and our resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic period with a view to emerging even stronger and better than before.”

Barnes replaces Martyn Roberts, who resigned as CFO in December to take up a position with ASX-listed Ramsay Health Care.

“Martyn has been truly outstanding in his management of our strategic finance initiatives, investor engagement, business transformation and supporting the regional beverages powerhouse model,” Watkins said.

“His particular focus on our long-term value creation model, developing finance capability, and finance community leadership have also been of immense value to Amatil. We’re sorry to see him depart and wish him all the best in his new role.”

Coca-Cola Amatil is a Category One Member of the Drinks Association.