Rod Addy
Diageo GB has promoted Steve Gannon to commercial managing director as it moves to build on the brands acquired in the Seagram deal.
Gannon, previously deputy commercial managing director, takes over from Tony Mair, who has become corporate affairs director.
Gannon joined in 1982, initially in the brewing division. In 1990, he joined IDV as strategic planning manager for Europe and has since worked across a range of functions.
Mair has been a commercial md for Diageo GB since 1992. He previously held senior commercial positions within the company in the US, Europe and Great Britain. Diageo GB md Don Goulding said: "The industry knowledge and experience that Mair brings to the role will strengthen our position in the area of corporate affairs.
"Gannon leads a commercial team responsible for managing multiple customer groups in the on and off-trades and integrated brewers.
"In the last six months in the role of deputy commercial MD, he has been an active member of the GB exec and successfully led both the off-trade and integrated brewer channels."
Gannon will aim to build on the company's continued UK growth in global priority brands.
Goulding said Jonathan Stordy would remain commercial managing director, working with specific customer accounts.