- Ed McManus, CEO at Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia, to join Deliveroo Australia as CEO
- This comes as Deliveroo plans to grow in Australia to work with 10,000 riders and 17,000 restaurants by the end of 2019
- The strong and highly experienced local leadership team will see the company through its next phase of growth in a highly competitive field
Melbourne, 22 August 2019: Deliveroo announces an exciting new leadership team, headed by Ed McManus, currently CEO at Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia, who in the coming months will join Deliveroo as CEO of Deliveroo Australia.
Ed McManus has extensive experience in senior leadership positions at companies within complex and fast-growing sectors. He has been CEO at both Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia since January 2016. Before then, he was General Manager at Powershop Australia and prior to that held leadership roles at REA Group and GlaxoSmithKline.
Earlier this year in July, Deliveroo announced that Greg Ellis would join the company as a Senior Adviser to Deliveroo Australia. Ellis will now stay on in an advisory capacity, meaning Deliveroo has a leadership team with huge knowledge of successfully scaling businesses in Australia.
Deliveroo has built a high-calibre and experienced leadership team to see the company through its next phase of rapid growth, this year also announcing the appointments of Laura Huddle, formerly at Eventbrite, as Commercial Director; Jeremy Brook, formerly at Google, as Head of Marketing; and Joanne Woo, formerly at GE, as Head of Corporate Affairs.
Australia is one of Deliveroo's key markets globally, and there is strong ambition to continue its rapid expansion in the market. The company currently works with 11,000 restaurants across 13 Australian cities, with 8,000 riders and reaches 11 million Australians. By the end of the year, the company plans to extend this to 10,000 riders and 17,000 restaurants.
Deliveroo is proud to be investing in Australia and contributing to jobs and growth. Recent research from economic consultants, Capital Economics, found that Deliveroo supports the generation of $452 million in revenue in the Australian economy, of which $313 million is additional revenue within the Australian restaurant sector. In turn, it also found that Deliveroo has helped to create nearly 8,000 additional jobs in the Australian restaurant sector and is forecast to support over 30,000 jobs across Australia by 2020.
McManus's immediate priorities in the role will include increasing restaurant selection on the platform, to offer consumers the widest choice of all food delivery operators in the country; to continue to improve operations, to offer the most reliable delivery service; and to be the partner of choice for restaurants and riders alike, offering work and support tailored to their needs and best interests.
Ed McManus said:
"I am delighted to take on this exciting challenge. I'm passionate about food and passionate about growing companies that are built on innovation and breaking new ground. Deliveroo combines both.
"The scale of the opportunity ahead is huge and one the whole team is looking forward to taking on. Deliveroo wants to become the definitive food company and so we will make sure we cater for every food occasion and bring people the amazing food they want, whenever and wherever they want it."
In Australia, Deliveroo has a network of over 8,000 riders and works with 11,000 of the country's best-loved restaurants across 13 cities - including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and Canberra - to bring great-tasting food straight to people's front doors.
Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 80,000 best-loved restaurants and takeaways, as well as 60,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world. Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with 2,500 employees in offices around the globe.
Deliveroo operates in over 500 towns and cities across 13 markets, including Australia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.
Edelman for Deliveroo
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