Diageo General Counsel & Company Secretary To Retire; Replacement Announced

By Dave Simpson
Diageo General Counsel & Company Secretary To Retire; Replacement Announced

Diageo has announced that its current general counsel & company secretary, Siobhán Moriarty, will retire from the company in September after 24 years of service. Moriarty will be succeeded by Tom Shropshire, who is currently a partner & global US practice head at Linklaters LLP.

Moriarty joined Diageo in 1997 and was appointed general counsel in 2013. She took on the combined role of general counsel & company secretary in 2018.

Shropshire joined Linklaters LLP in 1998 and was elected partner in 2006.

Diageo Chief Executive Statement

Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes stated, "I am delighted to welcome Tom to Diageo. His leadership and wealth of experience in corporate advisory, M&A and capital markets, along with his passion and advocacy for sustainability, inclusion and diversity, will make him a great asset for our executive team and board. I would also like to pay tribute to Siobhán's outstanding contribution to Diageo ever since the creation of the company in 1997. She has expertly led our legal function, supporting the transformation of the company with her strong sense of purpose and professionalism."

Moriarty Statement

Moriarty commented, "I have had a wonderful career at Diageo, supported by a great team. I wish Tom every success as he joins the company."


Shropshire Statement

Meanwhile, Shropshire said, "I have long admired Diageo's fabulous brands and the ambition to be one of the world's best companies. As well as supporting its continued growth, I am also excited to join a company that has a strong purpose and shares my values, including championing diversity and inclusion across its entire business and beyond, and to help deliver its pioneering societal and environmental commitments globally."

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