Gerald Corbett DL - Non-Executive Chairman
Gerald Corbett has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Company since 24 November 2005.
He chairs the Britvic Nomination Committee and is a member of the Britvic Remuneration Committee. Gerald is also Chairman of the investment and stockbroking business, Numis Corporation plc and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Gerald has been appointed a Non-Executive Director and Chairman-Designate of SEGRO plc effective from 1 March 2016 and will become Chairman following SEGRO plc’s AGM on 22 April 2016.
Over a long business career, Gerald has been a director of 12 public companies, six of which he has chaired. His most recent roles were as Chairman of Betfair Group plc between 2012 - February 2016, Moneysupermarket.com Group plc between 2007-2014 and of SSL International plc between 2005-2010. His executive career included Group Finance Director roles with Redland plc and Grand Metropolitan plc, and he was Chief Executive of Railtrack between 1997-2000.
Simon Litherland - Chief Executive Officer
Simon Litherland was appointed Chief Executive Officer in February 2013 and is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the company’s business strategy. He joined Britvic in September 2011, initially as Managing Director of Britvic GB.
Prior to this, he had a career spanning 20 years with Diageo. His last role was MD of Diageo Great Britain, having previously run Diageo’s businesses in South Africa, Ireland and Central and Eastern Europe. During his time at Diageo, Simon was responsible for an extensive portfolio of brands including Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Smirnoff and Captain Morgan. In his earlier career he held a variety of International Finance Director roles in Diageo, IDV and Grand Metropolitan.
In February 2015, Simon joined the board of ISBA (the Voice of British Advertisers) as President and Chairman of their Council.
Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes in South Africa and has a business degree at the University of Cape Town.
Mathew Dunn - Chief Financial Officer
Mathew joined the business in September 2015 and succeeded John Gibney as Chief Financial Officer following the announcement of the company’s Preliminary Results on 25 November 2015. Mathew’s appointment to the board also became effective from this date.
He is responsible for Finance, Legal, Estates, Risk Management, Procurement and Quality, Safety and Environment.
Prior to joining Britvic, Mathew was at SABMiller PLC where he was CFO of South African Breweries Ltd, based in South Africa since 2014. Mathew first joined SABMiller in 2002 where he held various financial planning and management, as well as leadership positions before joining EMI Music Ltd as CFO of their Global Catalogue division in 2009. He returned to SABMiller in 2010 as CFO, Asia (based in China) a role which he held until his 2014 move to South Africa.
John Daly - Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
John Daly was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 27 January 2015 and is the Company's Senior Independent Director.
He chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. He is also currently a Non-Executive Director of Wolseley plc, a position he has held since May 2014 and where he serves on all of the Board Committees. In June 2015, John joined the board of G4S PLC as a Non-Executive Director.
Formerly, John held various executive leadership positions over the course of 20 years at British American Tobacco plc (‘BAT’). His most recent positions at BAT were Chief Operating Officer (from 2010 to 2014) and Regional Director for Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong (from 2004 to 2010). John is a former Director of Reynolds American Inc., a US public company owned 42% by BAT. Prior to his time with BAT, John held various sales and marketing positions with Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pennwalt Corporation and Schering-Plough.
Ian McHoul - Independent Non-Executive Director
Ian McHoul was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 10 March 2014 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
In 2008, Ian joined Amec Foster Wheeler plc as Chief Financial Officer and between 17 January – 1 June 2016 acted as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to 2008, Ian was Finance Director of Scottish & Newcastle plc and Finance and Strategy Director of the Inntrepreneur Pub Group Ltd, and he spent 10 years with Foster’s Brewing Group in a variety of roles. Ian was a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Premier Foods plc between 2004 and 2013, the last year of which he was also the Senior Independent Director.
Joanne Averiss - Non-Executive Director
Joanne Averiss was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 18 November 2005 and is the Pepsi Group Nominee Director.
She has been a member of the Pepsi Group legal department since 1990, holding a series of positions in the UK and the US and is currently Senior Vice President Law, General Counsel, Europe and Sub Saharan Africa with legal responsibility for all of the Pepsi Group’s business units within Europe and Sub Saharan Africa. Joanne is also a Trustee and Chair of the Mesen Educational Trust.
Ben Gordon - Independent Non-Executive Director
Ben Gordon was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 15 April 2008.
He is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. He is also currently a Non-Executive Director of St. Ives plc and Chairman of Powerleague Group Limited. In September 2014, Ben became a Trustee of the Canal & River Trust.
Formerly, Ben was the Chief Executive of Mothercare plc and former Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Disney Store, Europe and Asia Pacific. He has also held senior management positions with WHSmith group in the UK and the USA and L’Oreal S.A. in France and in the UK. Ben has an MBA from INSEAD and is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Sue Clark - Independent Non-Executive Director
Sue was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 29 February 2016. She is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Sue is currently Managing Director of SABMiller Europe and is an executive committee member of the global brewer SABMiller plc. She joined SABMiller in 2003 as Corporate Affairs Director and was part of the executive team that built the business into a top 5 FTSE company. Before this, she held a number of senior roles in UK companies, including that of Director of Corporate Affairs for Railtrack Group and Scottish Power plc.
Sue has an MBA from Heriot-Watt University.
Euan Sutherland - Independent Non-Executive Director
Euan was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 29 February 2016. He is a member of the Audit Committee.
Euan is Group Chief Executive Officer of SuperGroup plc. Euan was previously Group Chief Executive Officer for the Co-op group of companies. Earlier in his career he was Group Chief Operating Officer at Kingfisher Plc, Chief Executive Officer of B&Q and Chief Executive of AS Watson UK, owner of Superdrug. Euan has over 22 years' experience within the retail and FMCG sectors having held roles with Boots, Dixons, Coca-Cola and Mars.
Euan has a first class honours degree in Managerial & Administrative Studies from Aston University.