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Deliveroo Australia names chief executive

Just four weeks after Deliveroo Australia annouced country manager Levi Aron stepped down, the business has named his replacement. 

Chief executive of Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia Ed McManus will be joining the food delivery business as chief executive of Deliveroo Australia. 

“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,” McManus said. 

“Deliveroo combines both.

“The scale of opportunity ahead is huge and one the whole team is looking forward to taking on.”

According to Deliveroo, McManus’s initial priorities will include increasing restaurant selection, while improving the reliability of operations.

McManus will be also supported by a refreshed leadership team, with former CEO of REA Group and Scout 24 Greg Ellis acting as senior advisor, Laura Huddle, formerly of Eventbrite, as commercial director, Jeremy Brook, formerly of Google, as head of marketing, and Joanne Woo, formerly at GE, as head of corporate affairs.

“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,” McManus said. 

The company intends on expanding its operations from 11,000 restaurants to 17,000 by the end of the year, as well as boost riders from 8,000 to 10,000. 

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