Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has appointed two new deputy managing directors.

Thierry Billot is in charge of brands, while Michel Bord has been promoted to take charge of the company's distribution network.

Billot joined Pernod Ricard in December 1982 as internal auditor and his most recent role was as chairman and chief executive officer of Pernod Ricard Europe. In his new position he will be responsible for the policies of Pernod Ricard's 15 strategic brand's, including Jameson and Jacob's Creek .

Bord moves up from the role of chairman and chief executive of Pernod Ricard North America. He will be responsible for the group's distribution networks, and will work with Billot to implement brand strategies.

The changes are part of the creation of a new group management team from November this year.