Campbell loses grocery products MD

Alison Levett, managing director of Campbell Grocery Products, has left the company to “pursue other interests”.

She has been replaced by Brian Mirsky, previously the company’s president in Canada, who will report to Pierre Laubies, the president of its European operation.

Levett, who is not believed to have a new job to go to, has been with Campbell for several years and has previously held the positions of marketing director and commercial director.

The company is still seeking a marketing director following the promotion of Andrew Slamin to European category director for sauces and food flavourings (MW May 21 2002).

The position is being covered by interim director Rob Rees, whose brief includes looking after the Oxo and Batchelors brands.

The brands were acquired from Unilever in May 2001, after the European Commission forced the company to sell them following is acquisition of Bestfoods.

Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO and Mother share its UK advertising account. Media is handled by Zenith Media.

Campbell employs 24,000 worldwide and owns more than 20 businesses, each with sales of more than £100m.

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