InBev has poached a new chief legal officer from Diageo. The brewing giant announced today that Sabine Chalmers will join them as CLO and member of the executive board of management.

While with Diageo Chalmers held a number of senior legal positions in various geographies since 1993, including most recently as general counsel for Diageo North America.

Prior to Diageo, Chalmers was an associate at the law firm of Lovells in London, where she specialised in mergers and acquisitions and commercial property transactions.

A German citizen, Chalmers qualified as a solicitor in England and is a member of the New York State Bar.

Chalmers will also act as secretary to the board, InBev said.