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Brtivic’s senior team has been changed since July

John Campbell, Heinz’s former finance director for UK & Ireland, has resurfaced as Britvic’s GB & Ireland finance director.

Campbell left Heinz last year as part of a major shake-up of the business that saw 250 office-based staff in the UK made redundant. After the company was sold to Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital in a $28bn deal, the new owners have sought to ‘streamline’ the business.

Campbell joins Britvic following the departure of Mike Gant, who was finance director of the GB and international businesses.

This week, Gant joined luxury furnishings group Walker Greenbank as chief financial officer.

Britvic has split Gant’s role in two, making Campbell finance director for GB & Ireland and promoting Andrew Marshall to the role of finance director for its international business.

Britvic CEO Simon Litherland has rung the changes since the collapse of the proposed merger with AG Barr last July. He has promoted GB commercial director Paul Graham to GB general manager, appointed Kevin Donnelly commercial director of GB Ireland and made former Diageo marketing boss Matt Barwell chief marketing officer. Barwell replaced Simon Stewart, who was made Britvic’s international MD.

Last month, Litherland’s predecessor Paul Moody was appointed chairman of Johnson Service Group.

Britvic is closing bottled water factories in Huddersfield and Chelmsford this month in a bid to deliver £30m in cost savings by 2016.