Jon Evans, LRS

Soft drinks giant Lucozade Ribena Suntory has named Jon Evans as its new marketing director.

Evans joins the supplier from Purity Soft Drinks, where he oversaw the launch of Juiceburst’s school-compliant range.

He previously held a number of senior marketing roles at Britvic, including head of seed brands and head of international marketing.

“There’s no better time to join Lucozade Ribena Suntory,” said Evans. “It’s an exciting and dynamic company with big ambitions backed by Suntory, which is known globally for pushing boundaries with drinks innovation, particularly in health.

“We have an energised and brilliant marketing team, and I am proud to be leading them as we build our future together,” he added.

LRS chief operating officer Peter Harding remarked: “We’re delighted to welcome Jon. His knowledge, expertise and innovative approach to marketing embody our ‘yatte minahare’ [follow your nature] spirit. His appointment will strengthen our drive to revolutionise the industry by creating premium, unique drinking experiences.”