The CEO of Irn Bru maker AG Barr is to step down from the position after more than two decades at the soft drinks giant.
The company’s board of directors announced on Tuesday morning that Roger White will step down within the next 12 months at a “mutually agreed date” and will retire from the company.
He was the first chief executive at the company to come from outside the Barr family.
A formal succession process will immediately begin, including a search for external candidates for the role, the company said.
Mr White said: “It has been a privilege and pleasure to lead the business for over two decades and now the time is right to plan for my succession and to ensure the continued success of the business.
“I would like to pay tribute to everyone across the whole organisation who make AG Barr a very special place with amazing brands.”
AG Barr chairman, Mark Allen said: “Roger has served the shareholders, board, wider business and industry for over 21 years – this makes him one of the longest serving CEOs in the UK public market.
“He has supported the transformation of the business from a regional soft drinks business into a highly successful, multi beverage, branded company that has delivered significant value to shareholders, stakeholders and employees.
“AG Barr has a strong culture and momentum and is strategically well placed to continue to deliver for the long term.”