14 JUL 2016

14 JUL 2016 Press release

Press release

Diageo Executive Committee Announcement

Anna Manz, Group Strategy Director, to leave Diageo to join Johnson Matthey

Diageo has announced that Anna Manz, Group Strategy Director, has decided to leave after 17 years with the company to join FTSE100 company Johnson Matthey as Group Finance Director. Anna will leave at the end of September and her successor will be the subject of a future announcement.

Kathryn Mikells, Chief Financial Officer said:
‘I have thoroughly enjoyed the short time I have worked with Anna. During Anna’s time with Diageo her strong leadership has impacted many parts of our finance organisation; including in Ireland, North America, and more recently as Finance Director, Asia Pacific. In her current position she has played a key role in the development and execution of the strategy that we are delivering against today and this work alongside her passion for our brands, people and business has helped build Diageo’s leadership position.

On behalf of Diageo I would like to thank Anna for the role she has played and wish her the very best for the future.’




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About Diageo

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, 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).

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