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Health foods executive joins AG Barr board

Susan BarrattIrn-Bru manufacturer AG Barr has announced that convenience foods executive Susan Barratt will join the board in a move indicating a sharper focus on healthy consumption.

Ms Barratt, who will become an independent non-executive director on 28 January, has been chief executive of Natures Way Foods for 10 years.

The company describes itself as “a one-stop-shop for fresh, healthy and convenient products”.

Her appointment follows moves by AG Barr to cut sugar content in its drinks.

Ms Barratt qualified as a chartered accountant and has spent much of her career in financial roles including senior roles at Whitbread, Laurel Pub Company and Eldridge Pope where she moved from finance director to CEO. 

John Nicolson, chairman of AG Barr, said: “We look forward to welcoming Susan to our Board in January 2018. Susan brings a wealth of valuable experience in the UK customer space and will support the continued development of our board capabilities.” 

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