Cott Corp.'s president international is to leave the company.

The company said yesterday (23 January) that, following a transition period, Wynn Willard will step down from his position to "pursue other interests".

Cott CEO Brent Willis said: "We are grateful to Wynn for crafting an accelerated growth and expansion strategy for international. We want to thank him for his contributions, and wish him well in his future endeavours."

When contacted by just-drinks, a spokesperson for Cott said that the company has no plans to re-fill the post. "We have no current plans to conduct a search (for a replacement) at this time," the spokesperson said.

Cott is the world's largest provider of retailer brand soft drinks. Its principal markets include the US, Canada, the UK and Mexico.