Mr Leo Breen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Newcastle University (1988) and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has over 14 years' experience as a finance director and has managed finance operations for a Diageo business unit comprising 16 countries including companies in Greece and Italy. He was the Finance Director for Diageo China from 2006 to 2011 and is currently the Finance Director, Diageo Africa, based out of London.
He was appointed to the board as a non-executive director with effect from 25 April 2017. He is a member of the Finance and Risk Committee and also represents the board on the statutory Audit Committee.