Cadbury Nigeria appoints Nigel Parsons as a Non-Executive Director


Cadbury Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mr Nigel Parsons to its Board as a Non-Executive Director.

In a statement, the company said that Mr Parsons appointment which takes effect from April 1, 2020 will fill the casual vacancy created by the resignation of Mr Gawad Abaza from the company’s Board on April 1, 2020. Mr Abaza had been on the company’s Board since 2016 and had served on a number of Board committees.

Nigel currently leads the operational strategy and commercial delivery of Modelez International in Australia, where he is responsible for approximately 2,000 employees and a portfolio of iconic chocolate, biscuit and candy brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Oreo, BelVita Biscuits, The Natural Confectionery Company and Pascall.

During his 19-year tenure, Nigel has held other roles such as Commercial Director, Australia; Sales Director, Asia, Middle East & Africa; Sales Director, Australia; and Head of Corporate Grocery, Australia.

Nigel sits on the Australian Food & Grocery’s Council’s Board Sub-Committee, where he provides solutions for key industry initiatives and focus areas. In the community, he is also the President of the Prahran Cricket Club and is also on the Board of the South Eastern Cricket Association.

His 30-years leadership spans general management, sales, mergers and acquisition, as well as strategy and transformation. He is passionate about growing people, capability and businesses, through a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Nigel, who is South African by birth, studied Commerce at the University of Natal and Business at the University of Wales.

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