The executive committee (excom) is appointed by the Chief Executive. It comprises the Chief Financial Officer, divisional managing directors and directors of group functions. Its purpose is to support the Chief Executive in carrying out the duties delegated to him by the board. In that context, excom co-ordinates brand and operational execution and delivers strategic plans and budgets for the board’s consideration. It also ensures that regular financial reports are presented to the board, that effective internal controls are in place and functioning, and that there is an effective risk management process in operation throughout the group.
Norman Adami (54)
BBusSc (hons), MBA
Managing Director and Chairman, SAB Ltd
Norman Adami was reappointed Managing Director and Chairman of The South African Breweries Limited (SAB Ltd) in October 2008. He first joined SAB Ltd in 1979 and has held a number of senior positions in the group. These include Regional Director, Operations Director, Managing Director and Chairman, SAB Ltd, President and Chief Executive Officer, Miller Brewing Company and President and Chief Executive Officer, SABMiller Americas.
Mark Bowman (42)
Managing Director, SABMiller Africa
Mark Bowman was appointed Managing Director of SABMiller Africa in October 2007. He joined SABMiller’s beer division in 1993 and has held various senior positions in the group. These include Managing Director of SABMiller’s Polish subsidiary Kompania Piwowarska S.A., Managing Director of Amalgamated Beverage Industries Ltd (ABI) (now the Soft Drinks Division of SAB Ltd) and Chairman of Appletiser.
Alan Clark (49)
MA, DLitt et Phil
Managing Director, SABMiller Europe
Dr Clark was appointed Managing Director, SABMiller Europe in 2003. He joined SAB Ltd in 1990 as Training and Development Manager. He has since held a number of senior positions in the group, including Marketing Director, SAB Ltd, Managing Director, ABI and Chairman, Appletiser South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Before joining the group, he practised as a clinical psychologist and lectured in psychology at Vista University in South Africa.
Sue Clark (45)
BSc (hons), MBA
Corporate Affairs Director, SABMiller plc
Sue Clark was appointed Corporate Affairs Director, SABMiller plc in 2003. Prior to this, she held a number of senior roles in UK companies, including Director of Corporate Affairs, Railtrack Group from 2000 to 2003 and Director of Corporate Affairs, Scottish Power plc from 1996 to 2000.
John Davidson (50)
MA, BCL (Oxon)
General Counsel and Group Company Secretary, SABMiller plc
John Davidson joined the group as General Counsel and Group Company Secretary in 2006. Before joining the group, he spent his entire legal career at Lovells, a leading international law firm, where he had been a partner since 1991. He has worked on numerous projects for SABMiller since Lovells was first appointed as the group’s principal UK legal adviser in 1998, including the London listing in 1999, the Miller, Peroni and Bavaria Group transactions, and various bond and equity financings.
Nick Fell (55)
Marketing Director, SABMiller plc
Nick Fell was appointed Marketing Director, SABMiller plc in 2006. Prior to this, he worked for Cadbury Schweppes Plc, as President, Global Commercial Strategy and also as Director of Marketing, Cadbury Trebor Bassett. He previously worked for Diageo plc for 15 years in a number of senior roles including Global Brands Director, Johnnie Walker, and Group Marketing Director, Guinness Brewing.
Tony van Kralingen (51)
Director: Supply Chain & Human Resources, SABMiller plc
Tony van Kralingen was appointed Director: Supply Chain & Human Resources for the SABMiller group in October 2008. He joined SAB Ltd in 1982 and has held a number of senior positions in the group. These include Operations Director and Marketing Director, SAB Ltd, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Plzenský Prazdroj a.s. and, most recently, Chairman and Managing Director: SAB Ltd. He is accountable for the Global Technical function and Chairman of the Global Sourcing Council.
Ari Mervis (45)
Managing Director, SABMiller Asia
Ari Mervis was appointed Managing Director of SABMiller Asia in October 2007. He joined ABI in 1989 and has held various senior positions in sales, marketing, finance and general management. He has been Managing Director of Swaziland Bottling Company and Appletiser as well as Managing Director of SABMiller operations in Russia and Australia.
Barry Smith (59)
President, SABMiller Latin America
Barry Smith was appointed President, SABMiller Latin America in 2007 and prior to this he was President, SABMiller South America from 2005. He joined SAB Ltd in 1984 and has held a number of senior positions in the group. These include Marketing Director, SAB Ltd, Managing Director, Kompania Piwowarska S.A. and Senior Vice President, Market Development and Strategy, Miller Brewing Company.