Former Diageo marketer Matt Bruhn returns to Australia, takes on new CMO role

Former Diageo Australia marketing and innovation director Matt Bruhn has returned to Australia after a three-year stint in New York in global roles for the drinks company.

Matt Bruhn returns to Australia after three years

Bruhn is now working as CMO for ASX-listed GWA Limited, a supplier of building fixtures and fittings to households and commercial premises.

GWA Limited brands include Caroma, Fowler, Dorf, Stylus and Cristina Taps.

Bruhn’s stint overseas kicked off when he was promoted to global brand director of Smirnoff in September 2013 after a year and a half as marketing and innovation director in Australia.

He was then promoted to senior vice president of Smirnoff global/USA & release brands (Captain & Ciroc) USA in December 2015.

Bruhn finished up with Diageo in September last year and was succeeded by former Samsung and Procter & Gamble marketer Vince Hudson with a Diageo spokesperson telling Ad Age at that time that Bruhn “will be transitioning over the next couple of months and then will be moving back to Australia”.

Bruhn has been approached for comment.


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