Stuart Irvine has been Chief Executive Officer of Lion since January 2013.
Lion is a leading beverage company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. With origins dating back 180 years, Lion is known for its commitment to quality, craftsmanship, community and sustainability. Lion is a pioneer in brewing and continues to innovate across a range of adult beverages. Its core beer portfolio includes many locally loved brands such as XXXX, Little Creatures, James Squire, Emerson’s, Speights and Panhead, more recently adding international craft brands Fourpure, Magic Rock and New Belgium to the fold. Lion also has an enviable portfolio of NZ wine brands including Wither Hills, a premium fine wine business in North America and shareholdings in Four Pillars Gin, Remedy Kombucha and Schibello Coffee. Lion employs more than 5,000 people across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the U.S.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Stuart began his career with Procter and Gamble in Scotland, before working in a number of senior positions in fast moving consumer goods companies across Europe including Regional Managing Director Purina U.K, Ireland and Netherlands and CEO of Nestle Poland and Baltics. Immediately prior to joining Lion, he was CEO of Nestle Russia and Eurasia, a $2 billion company with 14 production sites and 10,000 people.
Stuart Irvine is a Member of the Champions of ChangeNational 2016 Group. The group brings together a diverse range of significant Australian employers spanning government, retail, financial services, energy, mining, consumer goods and professional service sectors. Members are committed to lead and deliver change in gender equality, and drive a sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership positions.