Britvic Plc (LON:BVIC) shares rose on Monday as the soft drinks firm appointed Joanne Wilson as its new chief financial officer, replacing Matthew Dunn who, as previously announced, is leaving the company to join ASOS plc (LON:ASC).
The FTSE 250-listed group pointed out that Wilson is currently chief financial officer at customer data science company, dunnhumby, which is owned by Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO), and previously held a variety of financial and commercial roles at the retail giant, both internationally as well as in the UK.
Commenting on the appointment, Britvic’s chief executive officer Simon Litherland said: "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."
The group said Wilson's start date will be confirmed in due course, with Dunn’s notice period due to end in April.
In late morning trading, Britvic shares were 1,3% higher at 942.50p.