Kim Jeffery headed up Nestle Waters for 20 years

Kim Jeffery headed up Nestle Waters for 20 years

Nestle Canada's current boss is set to return to Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) to take the role of president & CEO. 

Tim Brown will replace Kim Jeffery, who will step down after 20 years in the post, early next year Nestle announced yesterday (15 November). Jeffery will assume a non-executive chairman position in NWNA, starting 1 February, the company said.

Brown, 49, has been president & CEO of Nestle Canada since 2010 and previously spent 22 years at NWNA.

Brown said he will build on Jeffery's legacy. “Kim led the company from a single brand to the largest bottled water company in North America,” he said.

President of Nestle Canada's frozen unit Shelley Martin will succeed Brown in Canada.

Switzerland's Nestle Waters saw sales rise by 5.8% in year-to-date figures released last month.