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Leadership changes at KWV

By , 14 September 2022

KWV chief operating officer John Loomes.

As part of its long-term leadership transition plan, producer-wholesaler KWV and owner of such brands as Cathedral Cellar, Laborie, The Mentors and Roodeberg, has announced the creation of a COO role, appointing John Loomes to this position. The present CEO, Boyce Lloyd, will exit his role early 2024, whereafter Loomes will take over as CEO and the COO role will fall away.
Lloyd, previously of SABMiller, became KWV’s first CEO under the new ownership of Vasari in 2016, shortly before the company’s centennial celebrations in 2018. Loomes boasts extensive experience across multiple FMCG categories, most recently serving on the KWV’s executive, where he led the business across all commercial functions.

Update – 18.05.23: Loomes becomes CEO effective from 1 June 2023.



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