Myers is an experienced FMCG executive, having worked for a number of well-known businesses across a range of categories including personal care, homecare and food and nutrition. He joins from Avon Products Inc, where he has been chief operating officer since 2017. With global responsibility for supply chain, marketing, digital, R&D and IT, he was a core member of the executive team delivering a successful turnaround of the business. In addition, he spent the first 21 years of his career at Procter & Gamble, where he worked across a range of categories and had extensive experience in Asia, South America and beyond. At Procter & Gamble he progressed to GM, oral care and feminine care for the Greater China Region, before he moved to Kellogg Company.
Caroline Silver, chair of PZ Cussons, will continue to serve as executive chair until Myers joins the business.
“Jonathan is an excellent appointment for the Company as our new CEO. His wealth of experience in our product categories and of doing business in both developed and developing markets will be invaluable,” said Silver.
“This is an exciting time to be joining PZ Cussons and taking the business forward as its new CEO. It is a company with a rich heritage but with an equally bright future, driven by a portfolio of some of the world’s best-loved brands,” noted Myers. I look forward to working with Caroline, the wider executive team and every member of the PZ Cussons family to create that bright future.”