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Diageo makes changes to executive committee

Commencing 1st July, Andy Fennell, chief marketing officer becomes president and COO Africa, reporting to Nick Blazquez, president Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey, and Syl Saller, global innovation director, will take over his role as chief marketing officer.

Ivan Menezes, Diageo COO said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Syl Saller to the executive committee.  Syl brings a great breadth of marketing and general management experience to her new position. In particular, her global track record on innovation performance over the past nine years has been outstanding.

“Andy has made a huge contribution in his four and a half years as chief marketing officer.  In his new role, Andy will work with Nick and their talented teams to further strengthen our leading position in Africa, a region with enormous potential.”

Separately, Diageo has also announced that Gareth Williams, HR director since January 1999, is to retire from Diageo. Gareth will leave the executive committee on 30 June 2013, and will remain with Diageo until 30 June 2014, supporting a number of key projects. 

Leanne Wood, global talent and organisational effectiveness director, will be appointed HR Director with effect from 1st July 2013, and will join the committee at that time.
 

10 June 2013 - Felicity Murray