Intersnack ANZ appoints new CEO

Paul Musgrave takes on a non-executive advisory role as Kurt Preshaw appointed as new Intersnack ANZ, Snack Brands Australia and Griffin’s Snacks CEO.

Snack Brands Australia is one of the leading snack manufacturers in Australia with a wide portfolio of strong local brands including Kettle, Thins, Cheezels, CC’s, Natural Chips, Jumpys and Samboy.

Griffin’s Snacks, another Intersnack ANZ company, is New Zealand’s largest biscuit manufacturer with a wide portfolio of strong iconic brands including Griffin’s, Huntly & Palmers and Gingernuts. Griffin’s also owns and manufactures Nice & Natural, Eta and Uppercuts which compete in the nutritious snacks and salty categories.

After 24 years with the business, Paul Musgrave, CEO Intersnack ANZ will be stepping down at the end of 2022 while continuing to support the board as Non-Executive Director. Musgrave helped Snack Brands Australia set up as a new business in 1998 and has been instrumental in the growth and expansion into new products and markets including Griffin’s in New Zealand.

His passion for building team, engaging leaders and developing a positive culture has been key to the success of the ANZ group of companies. Musgrave remains committed to the long term success of both Snack Brands Australia and Griffin’s Snacks and will continue to play an active role supporting planned significant investment and business transformation initiatives. 

Musgrave said, “It has truly been an honour to be part of the Snack Brands Australia and Griffin’s Snacks teams and to be able to play a part in their collective successes. I look forward to contributing to the future in a different way and our talented teams have nothing but my respect and full support as we step into this next winning chapter.”

As a result of Musgrave’s move, Intersnack ANZ has appointed snack foods veteran, Kurt Preshaw as CEO and Chair of the ANZ board.

Preshaw joined the Snack Brands Australia business in February 2020 as the Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer before taking on the Snack Brands Managing Director role at the beginning of 2022.

Preshaw has been heavily involved in developing the ANZ transformation agenda, has delivered great results across sales and marketing and has more than 20 years of FMCG experience includingt several management positions within PepsiCo with his last role as General Manager Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

“I’m proud to be leading a team of such talented professionals that locally create, make and sell our consumer loved products and brands in both Australia and NZ,” said Preshaw. 

“While Intersnack ANZ is part of a multi-national organization, I am looking forward to continuing our great heritage of working with local farmers, suppliers and customers to grow and build a strong business with a world class manufacturing footprint in both Australia and NZ.

“Our local teams will continue to work hard to give Aussie and Kiwi consumers more of what they enjoy – great tasting snacks made locally.” 

Mark Fryday, current marketing and innovation director for Intersnack ANZ has been appointed Managing Director, Snack Brands Australia. Mark has been with SBA for 12 years and has a proven track record of delivering strong growth through brand and product innovation. Dan Gilbert remains Griffin’s Snacks managing Director.

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