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Diageo Makes Changes to Executive Committee

Diageo Makes Changes to Executive Committee
November 13
12:47 2012

Diageo has announced a number of changes to its executive committee which have immediate effect. Andrew Morgan is appointed President, New Businesses, and will report to Ivan Menezes, Chief Operating Officer.

John Kennedy is appointed President, Diageo Western Europe, and will also report to Ivan Menezes. Nick Blazquez is appointed President, Diageo Africa, Russia & Turkey. The Managing Directors for those businesses, Galip Yorgancioglu and Stephen Morley, will report to Nick Blazquez.

Paul Walsh, Chief Executive of Diageo, explains: “The Diageo board and I have decided that our acquisitions will benefit from dedicated leadership of the integration process and consequently, we have appointed Andrew Morgan to the new position of President, New Businesses. In this role he will ensure that acquisition business cases are met or exceeded and that governance and compliance requirements are foremost in our implementation planning and execution. Our recent transactions in Brazil and Ethiopia, and our proposed transactions in India and South Africa will be managed under this governance model.”

John Kennedy will now take full responsibility for all countries and functions in Western Europe. John Kennedy brings a wealth of experience to his position having held senior staff and general management positions in Australia, the United States, Canada and Ireland and most recently as Chief Operating Officer, Western Europe. He will not be replaced in his current role.

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