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Diageo appoints new chairman

Published:  23 July, 2008

Lord Blyth of Rowington to step down after eight years in the role

Dr Franz Humer will succeed Rowington from July 2008.

The group's board said Humer, currently a non-executive director of Diageo, would take up his appointment after retiring from his current role as chief executive of F. Hoffmann-La-Roche.

Blyth said: "Franz has a first class track record with considerable experience of international business in both mature and developing markets.

"During this time as a non executive director he has demonstrated to the whole board the qualities that will allow him to be a very successful chairman of Diageo."

Humer said he was "delighted and honoured" to be offered the appointment.