Coca Cola Amatil's chief financial officer has resigned. Mike Ihlein is due to leave the company on 19 March to become chief financial officer of Anglo-Australian services group Brambles Industries Ltd.

The beverages group said yesterday that a decision on his replacement will be made in due course.

Ihlein will take up his new role at Brambles on 22 March, and will also be appointed as an executive director of its board.