FGL Wine Estates has named John Philips as MD, a newly created role, with responsibility for Europe, Middle East and Africa, following the merger of Beringer Blass Wine Estates (BBWE) and Southcorp Wines Europe earlier this year.
Philips was previously MD
Europe, Middle East and Africa of BBWE. Prior to joining BBWE, Philips was president of Diageo’s Guinness UDV Wine Group.
FGL has also announced the appointment of Neil Barker to the position of commercial director. He joined Southcorp in 2002 as sales director for its Australasia region, based in Sydney, Australia.Prior to this role, he was the general manager for PepsiCo/Frito lay in Australia for three years and was also European sales/ development manager for Mars.
FGL has also appointed James Lousada marketing director Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has been vice president of marketing EMEA at Southcorp since 2000.