SABMiller names Johann Nel as Group Human Resources Director with effect from 14 September 2015

LONDON, 7-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — SABMiller has appointed Johann Nel as Group Human Resources Director with effect from 14 September 2015, in succession to Tony van Kralingen, whose intended retirement was announced in April 2015.

Johann is currently running his own human resources and organisational design consulting practice, and was previously SABMiller’s Human Resources Director from 2002 until he retired from the group in 2008.

Alan Clark, Chief Executive, said:

“I’m really pleased to welcome such a capable executive as Johann back to SABMiller. Johann previously made a significant contribution to the group, and his extensive experience in leading organisational design and change management will serve us well as we continue to build a globally integrated organisation to optimise resource, win in market and reduce costs.”

As announced in April, Tony van Kralingen’s current role as Director of Integrated Supply and Human Resources is being split into two new positions on SABMiller’s Executive Committee. Tony will continue as Director of Integrated Supply, pending the appointment of his successor, and as a member of the group’s Executive Committee until his intended retirement at the end of December 2015.ENDS

Notes to editors:

Johann Nel
After retiring from SABMiller in 2008, Johann continued consulting and lecturing in the areas of human resources, change management, global strategy and leadership in collaboration with a wide variety of organisations and academic institutions. He has also been engaged in senior executive mentoring and development coaching. He originally joined The South African Breweries Limited (SAB Ltd) in 1997 and served as its Human Resources Director from 1998 to 2002. In 2002 he was appointed Group Human Resources Director. Prior to joining SABMiller, Johann owned a consulting organisation, and had worked with SAB Ltd on various major strategy, organisational development and human resources projects since 1988. He has co-authored a book on managing productive change in organisations and was involved in initiatives to encourage business involvement in the democratisation of South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s.

SABMiller plc
SABMiller is in the beer and soft drinks business, bringing refreshment and sociability to millions of people all over the world who enjoy our drinks. The company does business in a way that improves livelihoods and helps build communities.

SABMiller is passionate about brewing and has a long tradition of craftsmanship, making superb beer from high quality natural ingredients. Our local beer experts brew more than 200 beers from which a range of special regional and global brands have been carefully selected and nurtured.

SABMiller is a FTSE-20 company, with shares trading on the London Stock Exchange, and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The group employs around 69,000 people in more than 80 countries, from Australia to Zambia, Colombia to the Czech Republic, and South Africa to the USA.  Every minute of every day, more than 140,000 bottles of SABMiller beer are sold around the world.

In the year ended 31 March 2015, SABMiller sold 324 million hectolitres of lager, soft drinks and other alcoholic beverages, generating group net producer revenue of US$26,288 million and EBITA of US$6,367 million.

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