PZ Cussons names former Avon executive as new CEO

PZ Cussons names former Avon executive as new CEO

THE WHAT? PZ Cussons has announced the appointment of Jonathan Myers as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1.

THE DETAILS Myers joins from Avon Products where he has held the role of Chief Operating Officer since 2017. Prior to that, Myers worked for US FMCG giant Procter & Gamble for some 21 years, working across a range of categories and regions.

Caroline Silver will serve as Executive Chair of the Board until Myers’ start date. Said Myers, “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.”

THE WHY? As Silver explained, “Jonathan is an excellent appointment for the company as our new CEO. His wealth of experience in our product categories and of doing business in both developed and developing markets will be invaluable. In addition, Jonathan’s track record of successful business turnarounds will serve us well as we continue to deliver on the Company’s strategy of Focus, Scale and Accelerate.”