Oddbins has appointed Jacques Duley managing director, replacing Gilles le Besnerais, who has left after leading the retailer through a business review.

Le Besnerais held the post for two years, focusing on financial affairs. During that time, he successfully managed Oddbins’ transition of ownership from Seagram to the Castel Group. He will remain with Castel, heading its African beer division.

Duley has been working alongside le Besnerais, providing sales and marketing support and advice as executive director. He has 16 years’ experience in the wine retail industry.