AG Barr has appointed Nicholas Wharton to the board as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 1 November 2018.

Wharton was most recently chief financial officer of Superdry. He retired in July 2018 and is currently a non-executive director of Mothercare.

The soft drinks and mixers producer said he bring extensive financial and commercial experience to the Board, having held a range of senior roles across FMCG and retail including Dunelm, Halfords, Boots and Cadbury Schweppes.

John Nicolson, chairman, AG Barr, commented: “We are delighted to be welcoming Nick to our Board. Nick’s breadth of experience, gained across a range of diverse yet complementary sectors, will provide valuable skills and insight to support the continued development of our Board capabilities.”