The changes are part of a "fine-tuning" ahead of the next financial year

The changes are part of a "fine-tuning" ahead of the next financial year

Diageo's Australian division has undergone a "fine-tuning" of its corporate struture with a number of redundancies in its innovation and sales teams. 

The total number of staff affected is "less than 20", just-drinks understands, with some new roles being created and others being made redundant. A source close to the matter told just-drinks earlier today (9 July) that the changes represent a "fine-tuning" of Diageo's structure ahead of its next financial year.

Despite the changes, Tim Salt, Diageo Australia's MD said innovation would "continue to be a priority, and a source for business and category growth". 

He added: "Our focus is on shaping the long term future of spirits and premix, and the structure of our innovation team reflects this.

"At the same time, we are focused on engaging with our customers to drive category growth. Innovation and continuing to drive our fast growing premium and super premium brands remain key to this.”