General Counsel & Company Secretary
John Blood is our General Counsel and Company Secretary. John is a US citizen and holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School. John joined us in 2009 as VP Legal, Commercial and M&A where he focused on global Mergers & Acquisitions, Compliance and Corporate law. Most recently John was Zone VP Legal & Corporate Affairs in North America where he has led the legal and corporate affairs agenda for the United States and Canada. Prior to joining our company, John led the corporate and litigation teams in Diageo's North American business where he had been primary counsel to its US hard liquor, wine and beer divisions over his tenure.