Distell clears up directors' moves

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Stellenbosch - Following the announcement on Sens about changes in directors at Distell, the company has had some enquiries from stakeholders as to what brought about the changes.

PF Carolin, C Gous, CLC Snyman, JJ Venter and DM Ullrich have  resigned as executive directors from the board of Distell Limited,  with effect from 15 April 2016. D Carruthers, SJ Nathan, KS Rycroft and JP van der Walt have been appointed as executive directors on the board of Distell Limited,  with effect 15 April 2016.”
 
Distell said on Monday that these changes apply only to the internal leadership of Distell and do not affect the Distell Group Limited board of directors. The changes are attributable to two developments at Distell over the past few years, namely the resignation or retirement of certain directors and the appointment of other directors in their place; and a change in Distell’s organisation-design following the revision of its corporate strategy, the company said in a statement.

Early in 2014, Distell significantly revised its corporate strategy. Although this was an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary change, it did require an organisational redesign.
 
Carina Gous, formerly business director: wines, ultimately became director: luxury brands, and Debra Ullrich née Clausen, formerly acting director of global marketing, became director: accessible power brands. Both currently report to global marketing director Dave Carruthers.

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