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Diageo Announces Appointment to Executive Committee


Jim Grover, Group Strategy Director, is to retire from the company.Jim will leave the Executive Committee on 30 June 2013 and will retire from the business on 30 September 2013.

- Anna Manz, Finance Director, Diageo Asia Pacific, is appointed as Strategy Director and will join the Diageo Executive Committee on 1 July 2013.

Paul S Walsh, Chief Executive of Diageo said:

‘Jim has served on the Executive Committee of Diageo since 1997 and has played a major role in this business for more than 20 years: first leading strategy for Grand Metropolitan’s food business, then for Grand Metropolitan itself and most recently as Group Strategy Director for Diageo. I am very grateful to him for his commitment to our brands, values and our people over his long and successful career with Diageo.

It is a great pleasure to welcome Anna Manz to the Executive. Since she joined the Diageo Treasury team in 1999 Anna has undertaken a series of assignments with great accomplishment. She has wide experience of our company having worked in various roles including Vice President, Finance, Diageo North America, Group Treasurer and latterly Finance Director, Diageo Asia Pacific. Anna will bring a significant depth of knowledge to the Strategy team.’

Notes to Editors:

About Diageo

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Windsor, Buchanan’s and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit

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