Britvic Plc appoints Joanne Wilson as Chief Financial Officer

UK – The British soft drinks producer, Britvic Plc has appointed Joanne Wilson as the company Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Mathew Dunn who will be leaving the company.

Prior to the appointment, Joanne was Chief Financial Officer at Dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science and part of Tesco PLC.

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She has also held various financial and commercial roles at Tesco PLC internationally, as well as in the UK.

Matthew Dunn has been appointed as the new CFO of online fashion retailer ASOS and will leave Britvic in April.

Joanne started her career at KPMG, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

“I am delighted to welcome Joanne to Britvic, she will be a strong addition to the Britvic Board and Executive team.

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Joanne brings considerable retail, digital and consumer experience.

This, coupled with her commercial and financial expertise, will be invaluable as we continue to successfully execute our strategy and ambitious performance and growth plans,” said Simon Litherland, Chief Executive Officer.

Speaking on the appointment, Joanne Wilson said: “I am very excited to be joining Britvic and look forward to working with Simon and the team to continue to execute the strategy and deliver value for shareholders.”

Britvic, which is the UK distributor of Pepsi beverages, recently new raspberry flavour variant of its Pepsi Max range to expand its offering for raspberry-flavoured and low sugar soft drinks.

The company said it was powering its operations with 100% renewable electricity in a four-year partnership with energy provider E.ON.

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E. ON will provide power needs for the whole of Britvic’s business operations in Great Britain, including 100% wind generated electricity, sourced from the UK.

The company said the switch to renewable electricity will save over 17,000 tonnes CO2e per year – equivalent to taking more than 3,300 cars off the road for a year.

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