CADBURY Appoints Mr. Nigel Parsons As Non-Executive Director; Mr. Gawad Abaza Departs


Monday, March 30, 2020 / 5:05 PM / NSE / Header Image Credit: EcoGraphics

Cadbury Nigeria Plc hereby announces the following changes on its Board of Directors:


We hereby notify The Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Investing Public that Mr. Gawad Abaza, a Non-Executive Director, will be resigning from the Board of Cadbury Nigeria Plc ("the Company") with effect from Wednesday, 1 April 2020.

Mr. Abaza, has been on the Board of the Company since 2016, and served on a number of Board Committees.

The Chairman and the Board of Directors of the Company acknowledge and sincerely express their profound gratitude to Mr. Abaza for his service and immense contributions to Cadbury Nigeria Plc while he was a Director on the Board and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.


Mr. Nigel Parsons will be joining the Board of Cadbury Nigeria Plc as a Non-Executive Director effective 1 April 2020 to fill the casual vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Gawad Abaza.

Nigel currently leads the operational strategy and commercial delivery of Mondeléz International in Australia. Based in Melbourne, Nigel is responsible for approximately 2,000 employees and a portfolio of iconic chocolate, biscuit and candy brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Oreo, BelVita biscuits, The Natural Confectionery Company and Pascall.

During his 19-year tenure with the business, Nigel has held other roles such as Commercial Director, Australia; Sales Director, Asia, Middle East and Africa; Sales Director, Australia; and Head of Corporate Grocery, Australia.

Nigel sits on the Australian Food and Grocery Council's Board Sub Committee, where he provides solutions for key industry initiatives and focus areas. In the community, Nigel is President of the Prahran Cricket Club and is also on the Junior Board of the South Eastern Cricket Association.

An engaging business leader with 30 years in the branded food industry, with experience across general management, sales, mergers and acquisition, strategy and transformation, he is passionate about growing people, capability and businesses, through a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Nigel, who is South African by birth, studied Commerce at the University of Natal and Business at the University of Wales.

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