Alison Watkins

Alison Watkins

Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Australia
Non Executive Director, The Centre of Independent Studies

Current Positions

Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Australia
Non Executive Director, The Centre of Independent Studies


Previous Positions

Non-Executive Director, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)
Chairman, Allied Mills Australia Pty Limited
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, GrainCorp
Chief Executive Officer, Berri Limited

Areas of Expertise

Business Business and Government, Business Practice / Management, Food and Agriculture, Governance, Manufacturing, Service and Retail, Women in Business

Biography

Alison Watkins is Chief of Coca-Cola Amatil Australia. Alison was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASX listed agribusiness GrainCorp Limited between 2010 and December 2013.

She was also a non-executive director of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited.

Alison’s experience includes running businesses, providing financial and strategic advice; and public and private company board roles.

Her industry focus spans food, agriculture, retail and financial services. She was Chief Executive Officer of Berri Limited, the market leader in Australian juice, and Managing Director of Regional Banking at ANZ. She spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company from 1989-1999 and became a partner of the Firm in 1996 before moving to ANZ as Group General Manager Strategy, reporting to the CEO. Alison started her career with Chartered Accountants, Touche Ross.

Alison has been a director of Woolworths Limited and Just Group Limited. She is a former Victorian President and National Board Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She has been involved in a range of community boards, including the World Swimming Championships 2007 and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She is currently a director of the Centre for Independent Studies.

Alison holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Tasmania), is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the AICD.

Alison and her husband live in Melbourne with their four children. They also operate a cropping and cattle property near Camperdown in Victoria.

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