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Hort Innovation The company Our leadership Kylie Hudson and Jane Smith

Kylie Hudson and Jane Smith

Kylie and Jane both joined Hort Innovation in 2021 and currently job-share the role of General Manager of Marketing & Demand Creation. They have over 25 years experience developing and leading world-class brand portfolios with major multi nationals such as Diageo, Lion Beer, Carlton & United Breweries, The a2 Milk Company, Sara Lee and Procter & Gamble. They have worked in Australia, Asia and the USA in both local and global roles.

Together they have also run their own marketing consultancy since 2012 where they draw on the disciplines, tools and learnings perfected over years of working in the world’s best marketing organisations.

Most recently Jane and Kylie have job-shared the role of GM Marketing, Retail for ANZ region of the Demant Group, prior to that were jointly the Global Brand Growth Director at The a2 Milk Company and prior to that they were at Lion Beer Australia where they held the position of Strategy & Planning Director, with oversight for the marketing strategy, innovation, insights and marketing capability functions.