(Alliance News) - Coca-Cola Europacific Partners PLC on Thursday announced the promotion of Group Controller Ed Walker to chief financial officer.

The Uxbridge-based bottling company and beverage distributor said Walker will start in his new role on July 1.

Walker brings with him over three decades of finance leadership experience across manufacturing, purchasing, commercial, marketing and group functions.

He succeeds Nik Jhangiani who resigned in May to move to Diageo PLC in the same position. Jhangiani will remain at Coca-Cola Europacific in an advisory role until August to support the transition.

Coca-Cola Europacific shares were up 0.6% to EUR67.80 each in London on Thursday afternoon.

By Elijah Dale, Alliance News reporter

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