Roger Carr, chairman of Chubb plc has been appointed to the board of Cadbury Schweppes plc as a non-executive director, effective as of today (Monday 22nd January),

Carr became chairman of Chubb plc last year and until its acquisition by RWE AG was chairman of Thames Water. Carr is also a non-executive director of Bass plc and Centrica plc.

Chairman of Cadbury Schweppes, Derek Bonham is said to be delighted. Bonham told press: "His distinguished career in general management and his extensive commercial experience will be a great asset to our board."