Alliance Group Appoints Shane Kingston as General Manager Sales

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Alliance Group, the world’s largest sheepmeat exporter, has appointed Irishman Shane Kingston, as General Manager Sales after a global search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

Shane will be lead a team of circa 70 staff and hold accountability for a $1.5B of sales, 90+ percent of which is sold into international markets.

Shane is currently an employee of Diageo, a €15B leader in the global liquor market. At Diageo he has held the role of Global Commercial Performance Director – Global Sales, for the last 3 years based in Singapore. Earlier he held both sales management and sales strategy roles within Diageo Australia, being part of the company’s leadership team. Previously Shane also led the off premise market for Diageo Ireland. His earlier career includes sales mandates with leading consumer companies GlaxoSmithKline and Britvic in Europe. Shane holds a BSc in Food Business from University College Cork and is married to a New Zealander.

Shane and his family will be relocating from Singapore to Christchurch for the role.