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She has been replaced by Brian Mirsky, previously the company’s president in Canada, who will report to Pierre Laubies, the president of its European operation.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

Latest from Marketing Week


Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now


Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.


From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.


Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3703 or email

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here