Mars Chocolate UK promotes Oliver and Cotterell to new leadership roles
Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 2:40pm
Mars Chocolate UK has announced that Michele Oliver is moving from her role as UK strategy director to lead its UK marketing organisation as vice president of marketing. The promotion follows the move of former UK marketing VP, Michael Magee, to head up Mars Chocolate’s marketing function for Europe and Eurasia. Oliver (pictured) has worked for Mars for more than 20 years and gained experience across the Mars business including sales and manufacturing before holding a range of marketing leadership roles at a local, regional and global level. She has spent the last two years leading the UK business strategy as part of the UK management team. She will take up the role from February 23 2015. Mars Chocolate has also announced that Lucy Cotterell will succeed Oliver in the role of UK strategy director and join the UK management team. Cotterell joined the business in 1997 and has spent her career in a variety of European and UK Marketing roles, most recently as Mars, Snickers and Twix marketing director. An announcement on her replacement will be made in the coming weeks.