The Coca-Cola Co basic counsel switches to consultancy function | Beverage Trade Information
Coca-Cola Co’s senior attorney Bradley Gayton will take on a new role as advisor to CEO James Quincey after just seven months in that position.
Gayton, who was named General Counsel to Coca-Cola last September, will work with Quincey to “achieve certain key goals,” the company said late last week. These goals include issues like diversity and inclusion, which Gayton cited at Coca-Cola.
Earlier this year, Gayton was behind a Coca-Cola campaign to hire more lawyers for black and ethnic minorities.
Commenting on Gayton’s departure, Quincey said, “Bradley has proven to be a strategic and results-driven leader. Coca-Cola has benefited from Bradley’s expertise and commitment to these challenges, and I am confident Bradley will continue to advance these initiatives in his role as a strategic one Consultant next year. “
The Atlanta Business Chronical reported last week that Gayton has resigned from his post and that his new role as an independent contractor is in place.
Coca-Cola’s new General Counsel is Monica Howard Douglas, who has been with the company for 17 years. The 48-year-old was previously Legal Director at Coca-Cola South and East Africa and General Counsel at Coca-Cola North America.
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