Ed McManus, the current CEO at Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia, is the new Deliveroo Australia CEO.

He will join the restaurant delivery service in the coming months, replacing Levi Aron, who left the business in July after four years leading the company in Australia.

McManus has led Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia since January 2016. Before then, he was general manager at Powershop Australia and has previously held leadership roles at REA Group and GlaxoSmithKline.

Ed McManus, newly appointed CEO of Deliveroo Australia

His immediate priorities in the role will include increasing restaurant selection on the platform, continuing to improve operations and ensuring Deliveroo is considered the partner of choice for restaurants and riders.

“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. Deliveroo combines both,” McManus said.

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

The company currently works with 11,000 restaurants across 13 Australian cities, with 8,000 riders and reaches 11 million Australians. By the end of the year, the Deliveroo plans to extend this to 17,000  restaurants and 10,000 riders.

The company says its has bolstered its senior leadership team to help it achieve its growth goals.

In July, Deliveroo announced that Greg Ellis, former REA Group CEO, would join the company as a senior adviser to Deliveroo Australia. Ellis will now stay on in an advisory capacity.

Other senior appointments announced this year include Laura Huddle, formerly at Eventbrite, as commercial director; Jeremy Brook, formerly at Google, as head of marketing; and Joanne Woo, formerly at GE, as head of corporate affairs.

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