C&C Group appoints interim group CFO

Former SABMiller director Jonathan Solesbury will take on the role for 12 months

Drinks manufacturer C&C Group has appointed Jonathan Solesbury as interim group chief financial officer for a period of 12 months.

In June, Kenny Neison resigned with immediate effect as group CFO for personal reasons. Mr Neison had spent about nine years at C&C, first as operations director, before assuming the chief financial role.

A former SABMiller plc director of group finance, Mr Solesbury held a number of senior roles during his 22-year tenure, including overseeing the acquisition and subsequent integration of SABMiller's Colombian business and transformation programme in Latin America.

Track record

Mr Solesbury served the company as an executive director on many boards across multiple jurisdictions and as chief financial officer for the Latin American and Asian regions.


"Jonathan brings broad, deep sector expertise and provides continuity to our finance function. His experience and track record will enable him to immediately contribute to the capital allocation decision-making process and our strategic direction," Stephen Glancey, C&C group chief executive said.

C&C said that the process to recruit a permanent CFO is ongoing and a further announcement will be made as appropriate.