SABMiller Chairman Graham Mackay dies following illness

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By Zimbabwe Investor on December 18, 2013.

SABMiller Plc Chairman Graham Mackay died today following an illness. He was 64.

Mackay will be succeeded by John Manser as chairman with immediate effect, the world’s second-biggest brewer said in a statement.

Speaking on behalf of the board of SABMiller, John Manser who has been acting as chairman in the late Mackay’s leave of absence said;  “Our thoughts and prayers are with Graham’s wife and family. Graham was one of the most inspirational and successful leaders in international business by any measure.”

“Everyone in the SABMiller family has been blessed by his vision, his loyalty, and his friendship during his 35 years with the group. He will be deeply missed. The board has every confidence that under Alan Clark’s leadership, we will continue to build on Graham’s legacy, and fulfil his vision to make SABMiller the most admired company in the global beer industry.”

SABMiller plc which has a 38% stake in Zimbabwe’s Delta Corporation is one of the world’s largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. The group’s wide portfolio of brands includes premium international beers such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as market-leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie.