Richmond Towers board director Robert Metcalfe has moved to the
Rowland Company to take up the newly created position of director,
Metcalfe who previously headed a division, which included Campbell
Distillers, the Meat and Livestock Commission and Caxton Tower Wines, as
well as leading Richmond Towers’ new business effort, will oversee a
team of 18 marketing communications staff.
At Rowland he will continue working on attracting new business, but his
role will be more strategic.
Managing director Beverley Kaye, said: ’I wanted time to look at the
company as a whole and to ensure that the base was right before bringing
in people at the top. It has taken me 18 months to get the company ready
to jump forward and the remaining six months looking for the right
Marketing communications was previously under marketing communications
manager James Laird, who has left to join Cameron Choat and Partners as
Metcalfe, 36, spent six years in journalism, including stints as drinks
editor of the Grocer and editor of the Publican. He joined Richmond
Towers in 1989 as an account director and was promoted to the board
after two years.
Commenting on the role Metcalfe said that he would eventually ’look at
reviewing the department structure’ and plans to make a number of
appointments at various levels in the near future.