Soft drinks bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has announced the election of Suzanne B. Labarge as a board director.

Labarge is the former vice chairman and chief risk officer of RBC Financial Group, having previously held a variety of roles within the company over some 25 years. Labarge has also served as an assistant auditor-general and deputy superintendent of policy for the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada.

Her term as a director will expire at CCE's 2010 shareholders' meeting.

"Suzanne is an accomplished leader who brings a wealth of risk management and financial experience and expertise to our board of directors," said CCE's non-executive chairman Lowry F. Kline. "We look forward to working with her and benefiting from her international perspective and understanding of our business opportunities."