Molson Group promotes Powles to chief operating officer

Jason Powles

JASON Powles has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer at Molson Group.

He joined the business in 2017 as group finance director. Since then, Molson said he has been at the forefront of driving strategic growth in the business, playing a key role in completing acquisitions and securing external funding, whilst also helping to implement a new IT infrastructure.

Robin Powell, Molson Group’s joint MD, said, “We have a strong focus on talent spotting and succession planning here at Molson and it has been clear since he joined that Jason is a high performer. Both his skillset and approach are a great fit with that of the existing senior management team, so it was a natural decision to make this appointment.

“The ability to flex and adapt to a fast-changing environment has never been more critical to a business’s success than in the current climate. Jason has been instrumental in the way Molson have successfully navigated our way through the challenging circumstances presented by the Covid-19 pandemic to date and his influence will continue to keep us one step ahead moving forward.”

Jason Powles added, “The IT infrastructure we have put in place, along with the diverse range of products available at Molson have put us in a great position to work with our customers through these uncertain times. Whilst the current climate is challenging for many businesses, we are committed to developing our service and product range to raise the bar in the industry and I’m looking forward to continuing to drive the change we need in order to be a more valuable supplier to our customers.”