Friday 14th September 2007
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Chairman Ted van Arkel said that Creedy has been appointed CEO after a global search and was selected ahead of a number of highly qualified candidates.
"This appointment is very important for the group. We have been through a thorough process starting from a re-evaluation of group priorities and culminating in a choice of the style of leadership and experience we need to achieve a substantial improvement in performance," he said.
"During the past six months the group has undergone a full review of its operations and structure -- a process Russel has been intimately involved with -- and we expect this to be reflected in better trading results over the short to medium term.
"Russel's leadership as acting chief executive over the past six months demonstrated to us he was the right person to lead Restaurant Brands through its next phase of performance improvement and expected earnings growth. His proven ability to work with stakeholders, including key suppliers and our franchisors to secure benefits for the group, negotiate improved supply-chain relationships and reduce costs also counted heavily in his favour."
South African-born Mr Creedy, 48, joined Restaurant Brands in 2001 as a supply-chain director. Later, as director of business development and supply chain, he led the group through a major expansion which included the opening of 27 new Pizza Hut, 14 new Starbucks and four new KFC outlets.
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