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AG Barr Announces New Board Member

AG Barr Announces New Board Member
August 22
08:46 2012

John Nicolson is to become as independent non-executive director of AG Barr, the UK branded soft drinks group. He replaces Jonathan Warburton, who has stepped down from the board, to cut back on his outside responsibilities in order to focus more on his role at Warburtons, the UK’s largest independent baker.

John Nicolson is currently president of Heineken Americas, based in New York with responsibility for a region including the USA, Brazil and Mexico. John Nicolson has also been deputy chairman of Compania Cervecerias Unidas (Chile), since 2009.

A UK citizen, John Nicolson has had a long career in consumer goods, in beverages in particular, including many years at Scottish and Newcastle Breweries where he was a PLC board director for eight years from 2000-2008.

John Nicolson has also held the positions of director of Baltika Brewery (Russia) from 2005–2008 and chairman of that business from 2006-2007; director of Yarpivo Brewery (Russia) from 2005–2006; and director of United Breweries (India) from 2007–2009.

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