Christian Barden joins Kegstar as General Manager for UK and Ireland

Christian Barden, Kegstar

Christian Barden

Kegstar has appointed Christian Barden to lead its newly established UK & Ireland business. The appointment marks the latest step in Kegstar’s international expansion, after becoming part of global supply-chain logistics company, Brambles, in December 2015 and commencing its UK & Ireland operations in March 2016. In addition to his initial focus on UK & Ireland, Christian joins Kegstar to build the Company’s European business. Christian brings with him a wealth of commercial and strategic experience in the brewing industry following a long career at AB InBev and, more recently, Royal Unibrew where he held a number of senior and board-level positions. Christian commented: “I’ve been lucky to work with great brands, people, and business models in an incredible industry, and Kegstar is an exciting continuation

In addition to his initial focus on UK & Ireland, Christian joins Kegstar to build the Company’s European business. Christian brings with him a wealth of commercial and strategic experience in the brewing industry following a long career at AB InBev and, more recently, Royal Unibrew where he held a number of senior and board-level positions. Christian commented: “I’ve been lucky to work with great brands, people, and business models in an incredible industry, and Kegstar is an exciting continuation

Christian brings with him a wealth of commercial and strategic experience in the brewing industry following a long career at AB InBev and, more recently, Royal Unibrew where he held a number of senior and board-level positions. Christian commented: “I’ve been lucky to work with great brands, people, and business models in an incredible industry, and Kegstar is an exciting continuation

Christian commented: “I’ve been lucky to work with great brands, people, and business models in an incredible industry, and Kegstar is an exciting continuation to that journey. Providing a simple customer-focused, technology-enabled and operational solution for getting fantastic beers into more bars and pubs, so that more people enjoy the love, hard work and liquid fun that our brewers create is very cool indeed.” “What we do is new to Western Europe so we’ll be working very closely with every brewer and every part of the supply chain. By getting it right for our customers and colleagues, we create new value and help fuel continued

“What we do is new to Western Europe so we’ll be working very closely with every brewer and every part of the supply chain. By getting it right for our customers and colleagues, we create new value and help fuel continued growth of the beer and cider industry. I’ve inherited a great team and a great business model with proven success throughout Australia and New Zealand, which will definitely make my task a little easier.” Kegstar first launched in Australia in December 2012 with 880 kegs, one

Kegstar first launched in Australia in December 2012 with 880 kegs, one person, and one customer. Global supply chain logistics company Brambles acquired a 30% stake in March 2014 and moved to 100% ownership on 1 December 2015. Kegstar commenced in the UK & Ireland in March 2016.