Troubled drinks group Bulmer has confirmed that Miles Templeman will become its chief executive officer in January.
He takes over from Colin Brown who became acting chief executive in September after Mike Hughes' resignation.
Templeman has 17 years' experience in the drinks industry. He was MD of the Whitbread Beer Company from 1990-2001 and was a main board director with Whitbread from 1991. While there, he also served as group marketing director and MD of Thresher Wine Merchants.