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Simon Lowden

Chief Transformation Officer, The Arnott’s Group


Simon Lowden is the Chief Transformation Officer for The Arnott’s Group, home to a portfolio of
food brands that have been staples in Australian households for over 155 years.

Simon is charged with accelerating The Group’s growth through driving the M&A agenda, leading
the development of the corporate strategy, building R&D and digital capabilities and developing
the sustainability strategy for a healthier planet, community and workforce.

Previously, in his role as Chief Sustainability Officer at PepsiCo, Simon led the development of the
food and beverage company’s sustainability strategy. Simon drove the agenda to help create a
more sustainable global food system to meet and balance the unique needs of nutrition and
enjoyment, continuing to drive economic growth and social development, while protecting the

Before this, Simon was President of PepsiCo Global Foods, where he developed and executed
marketing, innovation and growth strategies for the $25 billion global snacks business unit. Simon
managed a global portfolio of more than 30 snack brands and oversaw $600 million in research and
development and $1 billion in marketing support—while directing central and global commercial
teams. Simon also had experience leading the North American Beverages business at PepsiCo,
turning around the performance of the $20 billion portfolio, which encompasses more than 20

Simon continually champions strategic planning, team leadership, smart communication,
storytelling and product development in all his roles.

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