William Douglas III, Non-Executive Director, Coca-Cola HBC

Mr William Douglas III will retire from the position as Executive Vice President of Coca‑Cola Enterprises in June 2016. Coca‑Cola Enterprises is a major independent bottling company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr Douglas has held various positions within the Coca‑Cola system since 1985. In 1991, he was appointed Division Finance Manager for the Nordic & Northern Eurasia Division of The Coca‑Cola Company.

Mr William Douglas III moved to Atlanta in 1994 as Executive Assistant to the President of The Coca‑Cola Company’s Greater Europe Group. In 1996, Mr Douglas became Nordic Region Manager. In 1998, he was appointed Controller of Coca‑Cola Beverages plc. From 2000 until 2004 Mr Douglas served as Chief Financial Officer of Coca‑Cola HBC.

He joined Coca‑Cola Enterprises in 2004 when he was appointed Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. He was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2005 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coca‑Cola Enterprises in 2008. In 2013, Mr Douglas became the Executive Vice President, Supply Chain.

William Douglas III continued leading the Supply Chain organization until April 2015. Before joining the Coca‑Cola system, Mr Douglas was associated with Ernst & Whinney, an international accounting firm. Mr Douglas is a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the Audit Committee of SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. He is also Vice Chairman of the University of Georgia Foundation.

He received his undergraduate degree from the J.M. Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia. Mr Douglas is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.