23 April 2012
SABMiller plc - Senior Management Change
SABMiller announces today that Sue Clark will succeed Alan Clark as managing director of SABMiller Europe with effect from 26 July 2012, following Alan's appointment as Chief Operating Officer of the Group.
Sue Clark joined the Group in 2003 as Director of Corporate Affairs and as a member of the Group Executive Committee. Prior to this, she held a number of senior executive roles in UK companies, including director of corporate affairs at Railtrack Group from 2000 to 2003 and director of corporate affairs at Scottish Power plc from 1996 to 2000. In addition to her corporate affairs responsibilities, she has also served on the operating boards of a number of the Group's subsidiaries and joint ventures, including Miller Brands UK, SABMiller India and MillerCoors.
Commenting on Sue's appointment, Graham Mackay, Chief Executive, said:
"Sue has a deep understanding of the SABMiller group and our culture, a proven ability to get things done in the organisation, and the right mix of skills to drive forward our European business.
"She has been extensively involved in the Group's strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions activity, and commercial operating model over the past nine years, and instrumental in building and developing throughout the group the capabilities which are critical in enhancing our operational performance and consistently raising the profitability of local operations, while protecting our licence to trade and developing our businesses sustainably for the benefit of all stakeholders.
"I am confident that she will bring to our markets in Europe the same management and vision with which she has led the corporate affairs function, to deliver further value enhancing growth."
Sue's successor as Director of Corporate Affairs will be announced in due course.
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Notes to Editors
Sue Clark (47)
BSc (Hons), MBA
Sue Clark joined the group in 2003 as Director of Corporate Affairs and as a member of the Group Executive Committee. Based at SABMiller's head office in London, she has responsibility for building and protecting the group's corporate reputation and leads the following functions: Investor Relations, Media Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Political and Trade Relations, Issues and Crisis Management, Brand Communications, and Internal Communications. Before joining SABMiller, Sue was Director of Corporate Affairs at Railtrack Group from 2000 to 2003. Her previous roles include Director of Corporate Affairs at Scottish Power, Investor Relations Manager at Scottish Power, and Investor Relations Manager at National Power.
Sue has a BSc (Hons) from Manchester University, UK, and an MBA from Heriot Watt University, UK. She is married, with two daughters, and is a Trustee of the Clore Social Leadership Programme.
Overview of SABMiller
SABMiller is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. The group's wide portfolio includes global brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, as well as leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow, Tyskie, and Victoria Bitter. SABMiller is also one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.
In the year ended 31 March 2011, the group reported US$5,617 million adjusted EBITDA and group revenue of US$28,311 million. SABMiller is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.
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