Ex-Cadbury FD takes non-exec role at JD Wetherspoon

CADBURY SCHWEPPES‘ former finance director Mark Reckitt has taken a non-executive director role at pub chain JD Wetherspoon.

Mark Reckitt is currently group strategy director at publishers Smiths Group. He held various roles at Cadbury Schweppes including FD of Beverages in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, FD of planning, FD of the UK and chief strategy officer since joining in 1989.

Reckitt qualified at Thomson McLintock which eventually became KPMG. He took on the role of senior vice-president of strategy and integration at Kraft Foods following its acquisition of Cadbury’s in 2010, the same year he joined Green & Black’s as managing director.

Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon, said: ‘I am delighted that Mark has agreed to join the board. He has considerable experience in senior financial and strategic roles and is a welcome addition to the board and the company.’

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