Coca-Cola Amatil has appointed a new CFO. Directors at the company announced John Wartig's appointment to the position today. Wartig will join the company's executive team on 21 June 2004 and will report directly to managing director, Terry Davis.

Wartig, an Australian national, is a certified practicing accountant who commenced his finance career with Cadbury Schweppes Plc in Melbourne.

"He worked in a number of finance roles for five years before holding financial controller positions in Pacific Dunlop and then Enzed Technology," the company said.

He has also served directorships with Bell South Australia Plc, the Gemala Group in Indonesia, and worked as a consultant for Forefront Group in London.

In a statement, managing director Davis said: "He is an individual who is respected within the global beverages industry, especially his experience in finance in the Asia Pacific region."

"I am sure he will make a strong contribution to the stewardship and continued development of Coca-Cola's business," Davis added.