Mr. Jamie R. Odell, MBA has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. since February 1, 2009. Mr. Odell serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. He served as an Interim Company Secretary of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. from July 2009 to December 2009. He served as Managing Director of Foster's in the Australian and Asia Pacific region with responsibility for the sales and marketing of Foster's extensive portfolio of beer, wine, spirits and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. After a career as a Managing Director in the drinks business in the UK and Asia, he joined Foster's in April 2000. He was promoted from Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region of Beringer Blass Wine Estates (BBWE) to the position of Chief Operating Officer in early 2004.
After leading Foster's Wine Trade Operational Review, he became Managing Director of BBWE at the beginning of 2005. Following Foster's acquisition of SouthCorp. Wines in mid 2005, he became Managing Director of the combined international wine business, Foster's Wine Estates. On 1 August 2006, Foster's adopted a simplified, regional structure, with he taking over the newly created role of Managing Director Foster's Australia, Asia & Pacific.
In addition to his role with Foster's, he is a well known leader within the Australian beverage industry. He was formerly Chairman of the Australasian Associated Brewers, a Director of Drinkwise - an organisation promoting change towards a more responsible drinking culture - and a Director of the Winemakers Federation of Australia. He has more than 25 years' experience in the beverage sector in Australia, Asia and Europe. Before joining Foster's, he was Regional Vice President (Asia Pacific) Allied Domecq Duty Free, responsible for sales through travel-related channels in Asia and Australasia. Prior roles with Allied Domecq included Managing Director of URM Brands in the UK and Managing Director of Tetley Australia, based in Melbourne. He serves as Director of Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited. He has been a Director of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. since May 2009. In October 2012, Jamie was appointed to the Board for the American Gaming Association (AGA).
He holds M.B.A from the University of Sussex, UK. and Diploma in Wines & Spirits from Wine and Spirit Education Trust.
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