Aussie leisure group Foster’s has appointed Trevor O’Hoy as its next president and chief executive officer.

O’Hoy, currently managing director of Carlton and United Breweries, will replace Ted Kunkel who is to step down from the position on April 5.

Commenting on his appointment, O’Hoy said: “I am looking forward to building on the strategic global premium branded beverages platform that is already in place and to maximising business performance in order to deliver better returns for shareholders.”