Hatch Mansfield managing director Patrick McGrath MW is stepping up to the newly created role of chairman.

Andrew Carter is set to take over from Frazer Thompson as CEO of Chapel Down winery from September this year.

Melissa Draycott will take over from Martin Skelton as managing director of Gonzalez Byass UK in September.

Leading gin producer Quintessential Brands has promoted James Lousada to the role of chief executive.

Cornish independent brewer and pub company St Austell Brewery has announced the appointment of Andrew Turner, to the newly created role of managing director, beer and brands. 

Bacardi Martini BV has announced the appointment of Rich Andrews as managing director of the UK & Ireland Business Unit and a member of the European Leadership Team under regional president, Europe, Stefan Bomhard.

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Credit to Pernod. The company has done a fine job this week in extolling the success of scotch whisky around the world and in telling important opinion formers that the company is best placed to capitalise on that thirst and in doing so earn lots of money for the company, its suppliers, customers, not forgetting its investors.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has appointed Mike Birch to the role of managing director.

Pernod Ricard has announced a number of staff changes.

SABMiller has announced the appointment of James (Jamie) Wilson as deputy chief financial officer.

Brown-Forman has appointed Michael McShane as managing director for Asia Pacific, effective February 1, 2011.  McShane succeeds Stuart Beck who is to retire from the company in May 2011.  McShane will be based in Hong Kong.

Marian Kopp has been appointed managing director/president of Niederkirchener Weinmacher  – a German wine cooperative located in the Pfalz region - effective April 1, 2010.

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