Ellen Marram will join Cadbury Schweppes' board as a non-executive director, effective from June 1 2007.
Marram is president of The Barnegat Group, which she established in 2006 to provide business advisory services to public and private companies. She also serves on the board of directors of the Ford Motor Company, the New York Times Company and Eli Lilly, as well as on the boards of a number of private companies and not-for-profit organisations.
From 2000 to 2005, she served as a md at North Castle Partners,a private equity firm focused on investments in the healthy living and ageing sector, and remains an advisor to that firm.
From 1993 to 1998, she was group president of the Tropicana Beverage Group, and was also chief executive officer (ceo) from 1997 until its sale by Seagram in 1998. From 1988 to 1993, she was president and ceo of the Nabisco Biscuit Company. She joined Standard Brands, which later merged with Nabisco, in 1977, prior to which she workedwith Johnson & Johnson and Lever Brothers.