ATLANTA, Oct. 27, 2016 — The
A nearly 30-year IT industry veteran, Simpson joined the
“Given the significant amount of change under way as we transform our business for the future, it’s important that we have an IT function positioned to protect our information technology and accelerate our growth around the world,” said James Quincey, President and Chief Operating Officer, The
Before joining the
He holds a Bachelor’s of Economics from Sydney University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Simpson succeeds long-time
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