Mathew Barbagallo

Mat has a global perspective on the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail industry. During his 20+ year career at Mars Inc. he worked in a number of senior roles, including at the GM and Director level. Mat lived in the UK and Belgium for over 5 years and in his last role he was the Vice President of Europe and Eurasia for Mars Chocolate, a large diverse region with over 50 countries. He was also a key member of the global marketing leadership team.

After a long career with Mars, Mat returned back to Australia for a senior role at Coles Supermarkets, where he was the General Manager – Marketing. After his time at Coles Mat has gone on to work across multiple industry sectors. Mat is passionate and Victoria’s Food and Wine Industry and enjoys being a Board member and Director of Food and Wine Victoria.

Mat has a track record of leading world class business development and has always left a positive legacy in every role that he has had. He has 2 Business Degrees and has enjoyed executive study at Melbourne Business School, London Business School and Harvard University.

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