Coca-Cola Enterprises, the world’s third-largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, has appointed Garry Watts as a director with immediate effect. He will serve on the finance and audit committees of CCE’s board of directors.
He currently serves on the board of directors at Stagecoach Group, where he is senior independent director and chairman of the audit committee, and previously served on the boards of Celltech Group, Medeva and Protherics.
Mr Watts most recently served as chief executive of British consumer healthcare products company SSL International. While there, he led the company’s successful turnaround, resulting in its recently-completed sale to Reckitt Benckiser.
“Garry’s experience in the European fast-moving consumer goods industry and his extensive accounting and financial expertise will provide tremendous value to our board of directors,” says John Brock, chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola Enterprises.
CCE is the sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.