Barr bought Funkin Cocktails last month

Barr bought Funkin Cocktail's last month

AG Barr has appointed the head of a UK housebuilding firm to its board of directors.

David Ritchie, Bovis Homes Group's CEO, will join the board as an independent non-executive director from 1 April, Barr said today. He joined Bovis in 1998 from KPMG and has led the company since 2008.

AG Barr chairman John Nicolson said Ritchie “brings with him a wealth of highly-relevant experience and I look forward to his involvement”.

Last month, UK-based Barr acquired cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin in a deal worth GBP21m (US$31.5m)