Simon Brown has replaced Ewen Cameron as managing director of Waverley Group, Scottish Courage’s wine and spirits division.

The company said Cameron had left the business to pursue other interests.

Brown has had more than 20 years’ experience with Scottish Courage in a variety of sales and customer service roles, most recently as on trade customer service director.

The company said he brought a wealth of experience to the group and, having had a history of significantly improving business, was well placed to take the business forward.

Brown said: “I am delighted to be joining the business at this time. There are many opportunities and challenges ahead.”