Catherine May is to leave her post as head of corporate affairs at global brewing giant SABMiller next month.
SABMiller general counsel John Davidson will assume responsibility for regulatory affairs, communications and sustainable development under his new job title, general counsel and corporate affairs director.
SABMiller CEO Alan Clark said: “This further realignment… is consistent with my desire to focus key responsibilities in a smaller and more effective executive group. Combining legal, communications, regulatory affairs and sustainability into one integrated function under John Davidson, reporting directly to me, will serve our business better in a changing legal and regulatory environment.”
He added: “I want to thank Catherine for her support over the past two years, in which she has continued to develop critical capabilities to help to grow our business sustainably for the benefit of all of our stakeholders.
“In particular, she has overseen the very successful launch earlier this year of Prosper, our new sustainable development ambition, delivered an excellent leadership engagement programme, and introduced a new corporate identity and digital presence for our business. I am very grateful for her contribution to the group.”
SABMiller director of corporate finance and development Domenic De Lorenzo will assume additional responsibility for group strategy.
SABMiller is the second largest brewer in the world measured by revenues and owns brands including Peroni and Pilsner Urquell.