Graham Mackay is back at work after recovering from a brain tumour

Graham Mackay is back at work after recovering from a brain tumour

Graham Mackay has resumed his duties as non-executive chairman of SABMiller after a four-month medical leave of absence, the company said today (6 September). 

Mackay, who was also the group's CEO, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April. He was replaced immediately as CEO by Alan Clark, which brought forward a planned succession process due to happen in July

John Manser, who was acting chairman during Mackay's absence, has resumed his former post as deputy chairman & senior independent director, the brewer said. 

Mackay said: "The directors are extremely grateful to John Manser for stepping so ably into the breach as acting chairman during my absence, and I personally have relied hugely on his support and wise counsel during what has been a very difficult few months for my family and me." 

He added: “I am delighted that the transition of the chief executive's management responsibilities to Alan Clark has gone so well, and I look forward to supporting Alan and his executive team as they continue to lead SABMiller to ever greater success."