– UK – A.G. BARR p.l.c., the branded soft drinks group, announces Pam Powell, aged 50, will join the Board as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 November 2013.
Pam, a UK-based American, has had a long and successful career in marketing with strong experience of innovation and brand strategy in fast moving consumer goods and latterly, specifically in beverages. Most recently, she spent 9 years at SABMiller plc, the international brewer, where she contributed to the Group’s international brand-led organic growth, holding the position of Group Director of Strategy and Innovation from 2008 to 2011.
Prior to this, Pam was with Coty in France and Lever Brothers in New York where she held various marketing roles within the home and personal care categories. She then moved to Unilever plc in London where she directed the Dove brand globally through a phase of rapid geographic and category expansion, more than doubling its brand size to become Unilever’s first billion dollar brand.
She is currently a non-executive director of Premier Foods.
Ronnie Hanna, Chairman of A.G. BARR p.l.c., commented: “I am delighted that Pam Powell will be joining our Board. She brings with her an impressive track record in brand strategy and innovation, as well as considerable sector specific knowledge, all of which will be of great benefit to A.G. BARR at this stage in the Group’s development.”
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