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Matt Fickling appointed chief commercial officer at Motto Motto

Motto Motto Japanese has promoted Matt Fickling as its new chief commercial officer (CCO).

As the group’s CCO, Fickling will assist the group’s managing director William Liu with expansion strategy and have direct responsibility for developing and growing new and existing revenue streams for its brand portfolio.

Fickling is expected to lead all business functions, which include franchising, business development, brand and marketing, supply chain, digital & e-commerce for its namesake brand and KYOTO at home.

Fickling held leadership roles in franchising and marketing before he joined the Japanese group in 2019. He was previously with Melbourne-based burger franchise Huxtaburger, where he served as head of operations, group general manager and then CEO.


“It has been an awesome experience in Brisbane and a big privilege to work for such a crazy-innovative entrepreneur. I am very thankful that William relocated me to Brisbane for such a great opportunity and for looking after me during these more difficult times,” Fickling said in a LinkedIn post.