LONDON, April 23 Global brewer SABMiller
said it had brought forward the appointment of its new chief
executive, Alan Clark.
Clark, who has been chief operating officer since last July,
had been due to take over in July this year from 63-year-old
executive chairman Graham Mackay, with the intention that Mackay
would then move to a non-executive role.
Mackay has been diagnosed with a tumour, underwent surgery
on Monday, and will now follow a course of treatment, the
"The transition of management responsibilities to Alan Clark
is already well advanced. The group is in excellent hands, and
Alan will now simply pick up the remaining executive
responsibilities a little sooner than expected," Mackay said in
a note to employees on Tuesday.