Mendelsohn will join Diageos board on 1 September

Mendelsohn will join Diageo's board on 1 September

Diageo has appointed a senior Facebook employee to its board as a non-executive director.

Nicola Mendelsohn, the social media firm's Europe, Middle East and Africa VP, will take the role from 1 September and also join Diageo's audit, nomination and remuneration committees. UK-based Mendelsohn has been with Facebook for a year, having joined from ad agency Karmarama. 

Franz Humer, Diageo's chairman, said: "(Mendelsohn's) senior experience at the forefront of digital marketing and communications will be of great benefit to Diageo and its brands, as we seek to pursue long-term profitable growth through innovation in all areas of our business." 

Diageo also announced further changes to its executive committee today