SAB executive appointments - Norman Adami, Pete Lloyd, Mike Simms and others
14 August 2000
Graham Mackay, Chief Executive of South African Breweries plc ("SAB"), has announced the following senior executive appointments, all of which take effect from 1 October 2000:
Pete Lloyd, currently Managing Director of SAB Europe, will be moving to the United Kingdom to take up a newly created position, head of Organisational Development, and will drive and coordinate the many aspects in the completion of SAB's move to a focused and integrated beverage business. This position includes particular responsibility for the establishment of strategic manpower planning and systems, as well as brand custodianship.
Mr Lloyd will remain responsible for Pilsner Urquell International, run by Mark Luce, and SAB's import operations in the USA, headed by Barry Smith, previously Managing Director of SAB Poland.
Mike Simms, currently chairman of Other Beverage Interests in South Africa, will succeed Pete Lloyd as Managing Director of SAB Europe. Mr Simms spent 12 years in SAB's South African beer operations, before he took over the responsibility for the group's Other Beverages, both in South Africa and internationally.
Dr Alan Clark, currently Marketing Director of Beer South Africa, will take up the position of Chief Executive of SAB's Soft Drinks Division, with responsibility for Amalgamated Beverage Industries Limited (ABI) and Appletiser. Following the restructuring and other rationalisation in Other Beverage Interests, the division will be renamed as SAB's "Soft Drinks Division". Dr Clark will join the SAB plc Executive Committee and report directly to Graham Mackay.
It is intended that Alan Clark will also lead ABI as chief executive, with clearance from the ABI Board. In this capacity, he succeeds Trent Odgers, who will be taking over as Managing Director of SAB Poland from Barry Smith.
Barry Smith has been appointed President and CEO of a new company, SAB USA Inc, responsible for overseeing all of SAB's interests in the USA and will be based in New Jersey.
The new Marketing Director for Beer SA will be announced in due course.
Norman Adami will succeed Graham Mackay as Chairman of the board of The South African Breweries Ltd, and will continue to serve as its executive head. Mr Mackay will take over the chairmanship of ABI.
Pete Lloyd, Mike Simms and Norman Adami all remain on the board of South African Breweries plc, and will continue to serve as members of the Executive Committee.
"These appointments in the SAB plc executive team underwrite SAB's commitment to strengthen its stronghold in the markets it has entered and reflects the versatility and flexibility of the SAB management team to serve the group in different capacities", said Graham Mackay.
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