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Debra Crew is appointed to Diageo Board of Directors

Debra Crew is appointed to Diageo Board of Directors

 June 18, 2019

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Debra Crew has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Diageo. She also joins the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the Board.

Diageo leads the way of FTSE 100 companies with their impressive 50 per cent female board director representation, which in 2018 was already at 40 per cent.

“I am delighted that Debra is joining the Diageo Board. Her expertise in FMCG and experience as a former CEO will add to and complement the current Board and will serve Diageo well as we continue to progress on our journey to achieving our ambition to become one of the most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world,” says Javier Ferrán, Diageo Chairman.

“I very much look forward to welcoming Debra to the team and am confident that she will make a valuable contribution to the long-term sustainable success of the company.”

Leading women on Diageo's Board of Directors

Debra serves alongside many talented women on the Diageo Board fo Directors:

  • Kathryn Mikells, Chief Financial Officer
  • Susan Kilsby, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
  • Nicola S Mendelsohn, Non-Executive Director
  • Siobhán Moriarty, General Counsel & Company Secretary

An impressive career as an industry leader

Prior to her role with Diageo, Debra was President and CEO of Reynolds American, Inc., having previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer and President and Chief Commercial Officer of RJ Reynolds.

Before joining Reynolds, Debra spent five years at PepsiCo, where she served as President, North America Nutrition; President, PepsiCo Americas Beverages; and President, Western Europe Region. She has also worked for Kraft Foods, Nestlé S.A., and Mars, Inc.

Debra is a graduate of the University of Denver, earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, and previously served as an officer in the United States Army. She currently serves on the boards of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., Newell Brands, and Mond─ôlez International.

Join impressive women leaders like Debra at Diageo

Women's work is treasured at Diageo and they thrive with the support and opportunities offered to them in the company. As one of the leading alcohol beverages companies, Diageo offers a wide range of opportunities to talented women. 

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