Foster's appoints new board member

Australia: Foster’s has appointed a former police officer to its board of directors.

Christine Nixon joined Foster's Group as a non-executive director at the beginning of April.

Foster's Chairman, David Crawford said: "On behalf of shareholders I am very pleased to welcome Christine to the Foster's Board.

"Christine's leadership, management experience and her strong community focus will be an asset at the Foster’s Board table.”

After a career in the NSW and Victorian Police force, Nixon became Victoria's first female chief commissioner, leading a team of 14,000 staff and managing a $1.7 billion budget for eight years before her retirement in February 2009.

Nixon is a recipient of the Committee for Melbourne’s 2009 Citizens Award, the Save the Children’s 2009 White Flame award and was previously voted amongst BRW’s 10 most innovative leaders and included in AFR Boss Magazine’s True Leaders survey.