Viacom board taps McGarvie for audit spot


Viacom Inc. has elected Blythe McGarvie as an independent member of its board and audit committee, effective April 12, the company said Wednesday. She will replace Ellen Futter, who has told the board that she will leave her director post. McGarvie is president and founder of Leadership for International Finance, a private consulting firm focusing on leadership issues, consumer markets and worldwide economic trends. Before that, she was executive vp and chief financial officer at BIC Group, a French manufacturer of convenient disposable products. "She brings an impressive record of accomplishment and financial expertise that will complement the capabilities of our current independent board members," Viacom executive chairman Sumner Redstone said.