Edgecombe will be responsible for Campbells Australian, Asian and Pacific operations

Edgecombe will be responsible for Campbell's Australian, Asian and Pacific operations

Campbell Soup Co has appointed Gareth Edgecombe to the role of president for Asia Pacific.

Edgecombe, who has around 20 years of experience in consumer packaged foods, will be responsible for Campbell's Australian, Asian and Pacific operations, including Arnott's biscuits and Campbell's soup. He will be based at Campbell Arnott's headquarters in Sydney reporting to Mark Alexander, president of Campbell International.

Edgecombe's appointment is effective from 8 August. He will succeed Alexander, who assumed the role of acting president of Asia Pacific following Campbell's decision in April to move Chris Delaney into a business development role. Delaney has since left the company.

Prior to joining Campbell, Edgecombe was president of Coca-Cola Co's South Pacific business unit.

"Gareth is a highly experienced executive with a strong background in marketing, sales and general management," said Alexander. "His track record of building sales and equity across a range of brands will add tremendous value as we continue to focus on our three core categories for global growth: baked snacks, healthy beverages and simple meals."