Foster's Group Ltd has announced that Nuno D'Aquino, its deputy CEO is to step down after a 42-year career with the company.

D'Aquino, who began his career with Foster's as a laboratory technician, was appointed deputy CEO in March last year with primary responsibility for the strategy and execution of a group-wide business platform to facilitate a full service provider organisation.

Prior to his deputy CEO role, D'Aquino was managing director of Carlton and United Breweries during one of its most dynamic periods, leading the business to achieve six consecutive years of double-digit EBIT growth from 1993 to 1999.

Ted Kunkel, Foster's president said: "As the company farewells Nuno we need to recognise and celebrate his many significant achievements.

"A 42-year career rising from laboratory technician to deputy CEO epitomises Nuno's drive and abilities," he added.

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