SABMiller has appointed Dr Neil MacGilp as group technical director. He joins following a 30-year career at Procter & Gamble, most recently as director of corporate package and device development in Europe.

In a new role for SABMiller he will be based in the UK and lead a group-wide technical function, responsible for developing a product-­focused technical strategy.

Tony van Kralingen, MD of SABMiller, said: "Neil is ideally placed to bring his expertise to the company."