Pressure groups campaigning for more women in executive positions in Britain's board rooms will be heartened by the appointment of Catherine May as Director of Corporate Affairs at brewing giant SABMiller.
May will join SABMiller's Executive Committee, reporting to Executive Chairman Graham Mackay, and will be responsible for media, investor relations, political affairs, corporate affairs, corporate social responsibility and internal communications.
May held a similar role at Centrica between 2006 and 2011, and before that she was Group Director of Corporate Relations at Reed Elsevier.
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"With her extensive international corporate affairs and communications experience, she will make a great contribution to our performance as one of the world's leading brewers, leading the strong corporate affairs function built up by Sue Clark, and continuing to develop the critical capabilities which help to grow our business sustainably for the benefit of all of our stakeholders," Said Mackay.
Sue Clark, who used to be Director of Corporate Affairs, was appointed Managing Director of SABMIller Europe in June 2012.
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