New and notable appointments at Coca-Cola HBC, Mazars and Spearline

By Business & Finance
12 December 2019
Pictured L-R: Padraig Daly, Tax Partner, Mark Kennedy, Managing Partner, Ken Killoran, Tax Partner and Frank Greene, Head of Tax, Mazars.

This week sees new appointments announced at Coca-Cola HBC, Mazars and Spearline.

Miles Karemacher, General Manager
Coca-Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland 

Miles Karemacher.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) has appointed Miles Karemacher to the role of General Managerof Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Miles will be responsible for driving the continued growth of the company and leading the 760 strong workforce across the island of Ireland. Miles replaces Matthieu Seguin, following his appointment to the role of General Manager for Coca-Cola HBC’s Nigerian Bottling Company.

Miles joins the Irish business from Coca‑Cola HBC Italy where he, as Commercial Excellence Director, played an integral role in delivering sustainable revenue growth and profit; expanding the portfolio and reshaping the price and pack strategy in response to consumer and customer needs. During his time in Italy, he also successfully led the acquisition of Lurisia, a premium natural mineral water and adult sparkling beverages business.

Miles is responsible for overseeing the growth of the company’s core portfolio of still and soft drinks, including international brands Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Schweppes and Monster Energy; local brands Deep RiverRock and Fruice; and the introduction of newer innovations to the market including Fuzetea and the Honest lemonade and coffee range. Following recent distribution partnerships for the Republic of Ireland with The Campari Group, Edrington and Glendalough Distillery, he will also continue to drive the growth of the business’s premium spirits portfolio.

Miles Karemacher, Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland said: “I am delighted to take up the position of General Manager at an important time in the growth of the company’s great portfolio of drinks and in our journey to creating a World Without Waste.

With a vision to be the leading 24/7 beverage partner, the sustainability of our packaging is a priority and I’m committed to building on the successful initiatives undertaken to date. We continue to invest in more sustainable packaging and will be one of the first markets to introduce KeelClip packaging next year; eliminating 250 tonnes of shrink wrap plastic across island of Ireland annually. We’ve also set an ambitious target to collect and recycle the equivalent of one pack for each one we sell by 2030 and will accelerate our strategy to champion greater recycling amongst consumers.

Prior to joining Coca‑Cola HBC, Miles held senior roles in strategy, revenue growth management, finance and commercial at SAB Miller and Coca‑Cola Amatil. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, an MBA, and is a Certified Practising Accountant.


Lorraine McCarthy, Chief People and Culture Officer (CPCO)

Lorraine McCarthy

Lorraine McCarthy has been promoted to Chief People and Culture Officer (CPCO) at Spearline, an award-winning technology company headquartered in Skibbereen, Co Cork, and with offices in Waterford, Romania and India.

In 2018, Lorraine joined the Spearline team as HR & Operations Manager and within 12 months was promoted to CPCO and joined the executive team. Prior to her role at Spearline, Lorraine was a financial services professional with wide-ranging experience spanning 20 years in the banking industry.  As the CPCO, Lorraine is responsible for all human resource functions at Spearline as well as developing and maintaining the Spearline culture across its global offices.


Ken Killoran and Padraig Daly, Tax Partners

Mazars Ireland has announced the appointment of two new partners due to ongoing business growth across the firm. The new partners have been appointed in taxation.  

Ken Killoran has been appointed as a Tax Partner leading the Employment Tax and Global Mobility Services area, and Padraig Daly has been appointed Corporate Tax Partner.

L-R: Padraig Daly, Tax Partner, Ken Killoran, Tax Partner, Mark Kennedy, Managing Partner and Frank Greene, Head of Tax, Mazars.

Welcoming the new appointments, Mark Kennedy Managing Partner Mazars Ireland commented:

I am delighted to announce the appointments of Ken and Padraig. We pride ourselves on being devoted to the delivery of quality services, characterised by technical excellence, the highest standards and an understanding of our clients’ businesses. Both Ken and Padraig represent these standards and their appointments further enhance our offering in established service lines and the opportunity to expand. I wish them both the very best in their new roles.”