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Nora-Kate O’Connell, Marketing Manager, Group Meals – KFC Australia

Nora-Kate O’Connell is a Marketing Manager at KFC Australia having started her marketing career in the alcohol industry and worked across a number of countries including New Zealand, Norway, Ireland and Australia. Nora-Kate originally hails from Ireland though moved to Norway to work with Pernod-Ricard as an Assistant Brand Manager before been promoted brand manager for Jameson and a number of other brands within the Pernod-Ricard portfolio. Nora-Kate moved to Australia where she joined Brown-Forman eventually becoming part of the Jack Daniel’s brand management team Nora-Kate resides in Sydney with her husband & their Staffy Rueben.

Started marketing career as a Marketing Executive for On Premise Company Watertight Investments. Returned to Ireland to study a Marketing science masters. Joined the graduate programme for Pernod-Ricard before being posted to Pernod- Ricard Norway as an Assistant Brand Manager for Jameson Whiskey and then Brand Manager for a number of brand including Jameson, Martell Cognac, Mumm Champagne and Kahlua.

Returned to Ireland to help the establishment of the Trade Marketing Department in Heineken Ireland before moving to Australia with my partner. Joined Brown-Forman Australia as a marketing manager, on premise, in the newly created Shopper Marketing team before returning to consumer marketing as brand manager for Tequilas & then Brand Manager for Jack Daniel’s Trademark. Last year moved across to KFC as a marketing manager working across the group meal section of the business and leading the KFC Cricket Sponsorship.