Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed a change of company secretary.

The Australia-based bottler, in which The Coca-Cola Co. owns a 32% stake, said today (14 February) that George Foster will assume the position with immediate effect.

Foster replaces David Wylie, who has retired after 31 years with the company.

Late last year, CCA moved into spirits and RTDs when it secured a deal to sell and distribute Maxxium Worldwide's spirits portfolio in Australia.

The deal, which will run through CCA's Pacific Beverages venture, will also see CCA manufacture the RTD of Beam Global Spirits & Wine.

Pacific Beverages was formed last August when CCA joined forces with SABMiller to sell and distribute the global brewer's international beer range in Australia.