UK soft drinks company Britvic has appointed Murray Harris as its customer management director. 

Harris, who will also join the company's executive committee, has 15 years experience working for Britvic in a number of roles across customer management, most recently as business unit director for take-home grocery.

Britvic chief executive Paul Moody said: "He has made a significant contribution to Britvic to date and I am confident he will continue to ensure that our great brands, category expertise and outstanding execution drive growth for both our business and our customers."

Harris succeeds Andrew Richards, who will be taking up the role of managing director, Britvic Ireland.