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Diageo announces the appointment of Alan Stewart as Chair of its Audit Committee, effective 1 January 2017. This appointment was approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors on 6 December 2016.

Alan replaces Philip Scott, who is stepping down from the role but will remain on Diageo's Board of Directors and as a member of its Audit Committee.

Diageo Chairman Dr Franz Humer said:

“Alan's strong background in accountancy and financial management, together with his experience across retail, travel and banking, has provided immense benefit to the Diageo Board since his appointment over two years ago. This experience will stand him in great stead in his new role. I would like to thank Philip for serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee for these past nine years. We will continue to benefit from his contributions as a valued member of the Committee.”


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About Alan Stewart

Alan is Chief Financial Officer of Tesco plc. Prior to his appointment in September 2014, Alan served as Chief Financial Officer of Marks and Spencer plc for [four] years. He has also held senior management roles at AWAS, WH Smith plc and Thomas Cook.

Alan was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Diageo plc in September 2014. He joined the Audit, the Nomination and the Remuneration Committees on appointment.

About Diageo

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource,, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.

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