Chobani announces new managing director

Chobani, a US-based food and beverage company known for its yogurt and creamers, oat milk and coffee, and Australia’s number one yogurt brand, has named Scott Hadley as managing director, Australia/New Zealand. Joining Chobani’s global executive leadership team, Hadley will report to Kevin Burns, Chobani president and chief operating officer.Hadley brings more than 25 years of experience building premium brands, developing high-performing teams, and driving success in dynamic business landscapes.

“Chobani Australia has always held a special place in my heart” said Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani founder and chief executive officer. “Since entering the market in 2011, the team has accomplished the impossible – we have built an Australian brand based on our Chobani values and we are now widely known for delivering food that is delicious, natural, and nutritious. At the same time, we have created new standards and expectations for what good food can be for Australians. As we thought about the leader we needed, it’s clear Scott is the natural choice to lead the team in this next phase of our journey. He is proven and inspirational. He shares our passion for innovation, positively impacting humanity, and he believes deeply that food can and should be a force for good. We are thrilled to welcome Scott into the Chobani family.”

Hadley added: “With innovative products, a passionate team, and a founding belief that business can be a force for good, Chobani is a company I’ve always admired. The Australian team has built an incredible organisation and culture and I’m looking forward to building on these great foundations and continuing to disrupt the industry and drive this business and category forward.”

Prior to joining Chobani, Hadley was CEO at TasFoods, an ASX-listed diversified food and beverage business. Previously he held senior roles at Asahi Beverages, TT-Line Company, Fosters Group, GlaxoSmithKline and Cadbury Schweppes.

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