Molson Coors has confirmed a change on its board of directors.

The North American brewer said earlier today (27 February) that Doug Tough, the chairman and CEO of International Flavors and Fragrances Inc, will join its board with immediate effect. Tough, who becomes Molson Coors' ninth independent director, replaces Rosalind Brewer, who stepped down in November.

Tough assumed his current roles at IFF in March 2010, and has served as a member of its board since October 2008. He has also worked for Cadbury Schweppes and Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.

Molson Coors' board comprises 14 directors.

Earlier this month, the brewer posted a 4.4% slide in full-year net profits, despite an 8% lift in sales.