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Divisional SABMiller FD joins Britvic as CFO

BRITISH soft drinks giant Britvic, which makes R Whites lemonade, has announced the appointment of Mathew Dunn as its new CFO.

Dunn, who will join the UK’s biggest supplier of soft drinks later this year after a “period of overlap” to ensure a smooth transition, will succeed incumbent finance chief John Gibney.

Gibney will remain in situ until the company’s preliminary results on 25 November 2015.

Currently CFO of South African Breweries, a division of SABMiller, Dunn first joined the brewer in 2002 where he held various financial planning and management roles before joining EMI Music as CFO of its global catalogue division in 2009. He returned to SABMiller in 2010 as CFO, Asia, a role he held until his 2014 move to South Africa.

Simon Litherland, Britvic CEO, said Dunn’s “significant experience in the international beverage sector and expertise in operational leadership will be very valuable as we continue to execute our strategy to pursue the expansion of our brands globally.”

Gibney will remain with the company until his retirement in April 2016.

 

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