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Beverage executive

Paul S. Walsh, British beverage executive. Member of Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (board trustee member), Chartered Institute Management Accountants, Scotch Whisky Association (chairman).

Background

Walsh, Paul S. was born on May 15, 1955 in Manchester.

Education

Graduate, Manchester Polytechnic.

Career

Finance planning and accountant manager Grand Metropolitan, Watney, Mann and Truman Brewers, 1982—1986. Finance director Grand Metropolitan (merged with Guinness UDV in 1997), Watney, Mann and Truman Brewers, 1986. Chief Financial Officer Inter-Continental Hotels, 1987—1988, Chief Financial Officer, food division, 1989—1992.

Chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, 1992—2000. Chief operating officer, Chief Executive Officer Guinness UDV Diageo plc, London, 2000—2001, Chief Executive Officer, since 2000. Board directors Grand Metropolitan, 1995, Diageo, since 1997, Burger King Corporation.

Non-executive director Centrica plc, since 2003, Federal Express Corporation, General Mills, Inc. Chair court of governors Henley Management College. Non-executive member board Unilever Plc.

Appointed member Business Council Britain, 2008.

Membership

Member of Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (board trustee member), Chartered Institute Management Accountants, Scotch Whisky Association (chairman).

Connections

1 child.