SABMiller has unveiled an addition to its board of directors.

The brewer said today (27 March) that Liz Doherty will join the board as an independent, non-executive director. Doherty's appointment is effective from 1 April.

"The board believes that Liz's experience in international markets and consumer goods companies, as well as her undeniable business skills, will enable her to make a valuable contribution to SABMiller as a non-executive director," said SABMiller's chairman, Meyer Kahn "On behalf of the company, I would personally like to extend a warm welcome to Liz and look forward to working with her."

"I view SABMiller as a dynamic and energetic global company with great prospects across many diverse markets," Doherty added. "I am delighted to accept a position on the board and am truly excited about being part of the team."

Doherty is currently group international finance director of Tesco where her role includes the responsibility for the finances of Tesco's international businesses as well as group accounts, treasury and tax. Prior to Tesco, Doherty held a series of commercial and strategic positions at Unilever working in a variety of different countries.