Consumer products group PZ Cussons has named Jonathan Myers as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 May.
The company’s brands include Imperial Leather, Original Source and Carex hand wash.
PZ Cussons new CEO
Myers is an experienced fast moving consumer goods executive. He’s worked for a number of well-known businesses across categories such as personal care, homecare and food and nutrition.
He joins PZ Cussons from Avon Products, where he has been Chief Operating Officer since 2017.
With global responsibility for Supply Chain, Marketing, Digital, Research & Development and IT, he was a core member of the executive team delivering a successful turnaround of the business.
Myers spent the first 21 years of his career at Procter & Gamble. He worked across a range of categories and had extensive experience in Asia, South America and beyond.
At Procter & Gamble he progressed to General Manager, Oral Care and Feminine Care for the Greater China Region.
He then moved to Kellogg Company, the US multinational food manufacturing group.
Caroline Silver will continue to serve as Executive Chair until Jonathan joins the business on 1 May.
“Jonathan is an excellent appointment for the Company as our new CEO”, said Silver.
“His wealth of experience in our product categories and of doing business in both developed and developing markets will be invaluable.
“Jonathan’s track record of successful business turnarounds will serve us well as we continue to deliver on the company’s strategy.”
Myers said: “This is an exciting time to be joining PZ Cussons and taking the business forward as its new CEO.
“It is a Company with a rich heritage but with an equally bright future; driven by a portfolio of some of the world’s best-loved brands.
“I look forward to working with Caroline, the wider executive team and every member of the PZ Cussons family to create that bright future.”