Chief Executive, Managing Director / The a2 Milk Company
David Bortolussi became the managing director and chief executive of a2 Milk in February 2021.
Prior to that, he was the group president of international innerwear HanesBrands. He joined Pacific Brands in 2009 initially as chief financial & operating officer before taking over as chief executive in 2014, during which he restructured and transformed the business into a brand focused, omni-channel retailer with wholesale partnerships. In 2016, HanesBrands acquired Pacific Brands and expanded his role to cover Australasia and subsequently its international innerwear operations outside of the Americas. Mr Bortolussi was responsible for Pacific Brands and HanesBrands' Asian sourcing markets, particularly China, including various brand distribution partnerships in the region.
Prior to that, he spent five years at Foster's Group as chief strategy officer responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, business development and performance improvement. He was also involved in the process that led to the operational separation and demerger of the domestic beer and global wine businesses. Mr Bortolussi had also held senior consulting roles at McKinsey & Company and PwC.