BrewDog has appointed Coca-Cola’s Jason Marshall to the newly created role of chief financial officer.

Marshall has spent 20 years in the Coca-Cola system, most recently as VP Finance for Supply Chain at Coca-Cola European Partners, the largest independent Coke bottler in the world.

BrewDog said Marshall would be responsible for enhancing the brewery’s finance function, including the development of business partnership functions.

Neil Simpson, who has been finance director since 2012, is still listed as a board member.

James Watt, BrewDog co-founder, said: “Jason’s passion, vision and tenacity is what most excites me about this addition to the BrewDog family. His experience in working in a complex and multinational business is exactly what we need at this juncture in the BrewDog journey. His proven emphasis on fostering a positive team culture aligns with our mission of being the best company to work for. Ever. Jason will play a crucial role amongst our senior team in ensuring we never lose sight of this.”

Marshall added: “You can’t help but be impressed with BrewDog’s track record over the last ten years. The rise of the craft beer scene in the UK owes a great deal to BrewDog’s bold, resourceful and idiosyncratic approach to doing business. I’ve long been impressed by the contagious passion of James and Martin and the company’s socially conscious values, especially its Unicorn Fund. I look forward to joining a world-class team and contributing to the next chapter of BrewDog and the global craft beer movement.”

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