Watch video highlights of our 2017 Investor Conference

​Over 160 investors attended our Investor Conference in London this May.


During the conference, our Chief Executive Ivan Menezes and members of our executive team took investors through a series of presentations detailing the progress we have made against our strategy and how we are well positioned to deliver on our future potential.

Key themes covered included:

  • How we're using insight and measurement to drive brand performance
  • Delivering growth in US Spirits
  • Opportunities in Africa
  • The exciting scotch category
  • Building one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer goods companies in India
  • How we are focused on delivering strong and sustainable value creation

Watch video highlights from the day and download the full presentations below.


Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive opened the day by highlighting the opportunity for Diageo to grow and touching on the changes we've made over the past few years that make us a stronger and fitter business. He also demonstrated that Diageo has the brands and the footprint to win in what is an attractive, growing industry.

Download Ivan Menezes' presentation (7,445 kb)

Syl Saller, Chief Marketing Officer and Andrew Geoghegan, Global Consumer Planning Director outlined our approach to consumer insights, segmentation and measurement and how we are using these industry-leading capabilities to drive growth. Syl also talked through some of the key trends we have identified, including new world disorder, advanced living, the rise of holistic products and the impact of technology, democratisation of status and an ageless population .

Download Syl and Andrew's presentation (5,150 kb)

John O’Keeffe, President, Diageo Africa highlighted opportunities in Africa across beer and mainstream spirits and demonstrated how the work we have done to broaden our portfolio both across TBA (beer, spirits and RTD) and price points will help us capture the opportunity here and now while also shaping the alcohol market in Africa.

Download John O’Keeffe's presentation (3,689 kb)

Deirdre Mahlan, President, Diageo North America outlined our strategy to drive consistent growth through recruiting more consumers by winning with the right brands in the right occasions at the right price. North America is one of the most attractive and dynamic markets and we have made the changes needed to deliver growth.

Download Deirdre Mahlan's presentation (3,493 kb)

Anand Kripalu, CEO United Spirits talked about the great opportunity that is our business in India. We have made great progress over the last three years, transforming nearly every aspect of the business while delivering ambitious performance outcomes.

Download Anand Kripalu's presentation (3,044 kb)

John Kennedy, President, Europe Russia and Turkey focused on prioritising Scotch whisky in F17. He demonstrated how our scotch strategy is working, with scotch returning to broad-based growth across our portfolio and regions.

Download John Kennedy's presentation (4,968 kb)

Kathy Mikells, Chief Financial Officer concluded by sharing the confidence the team has in delivering our medium-term guidance of mid-single digit top-line growth, 100 basis points of margin expansion and £500 million in cost savings – of which two thirds will be invested in our brands.

Download Kathy Mikells' presentation (2,457 kb)