Name: Paul Walsh Position: Chief operating officer Company: Diageo The job: Diageo group chief executive. September will see Walsh succeed John McGrath who is retiring. When Walsh takes up the position he is expected to bring some changes with him. For example, he is understood to be keen to bid for some of the brands being sold by Seagram, including Captain Morgan rum. Background: Walsh is more than qualified for the job having worked for Grand Metropolitan since 1982. John McGrath describes him as "a man of outstanding vision and great talent" Walsh said: "Diageo is placing itself at the centre of one of the most exciting consumer goods markets. We're very excited by the opportunities and challenges that we see ahead." {{PEOPLE MOVES }}