Beam CEO joins VF board

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The board of directors of VF Corp., a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel and footwear, has elected Matthew Shattock as a director.

Shattock is the president and CEO of Beam Inc., one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies. He has led Beam since 2009, first as an operating unit of Fortune Brands and since October 2011 as a standalone public company. 

“Matt’s exceptional leadership skills, along with his deep experience in strategy, brand and international business development will add great value to VF as we continue shaping the global growth of our company,” said Eric Wiseman, VF Corporation’s chairman and CEO. “I look forward to working with him as a member of our Board.”

Shattock will serve on the compensation and finance committees of VF’s board of directors.

Shattock holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Durham (Durham, United Kingdom). Prior to his tenure at Beam Inc. Shattock held various executive leadership roles at Unilever PLC and Cadbury PLC.