John Dunsmore has been named as the new chief executive officer of Scottish & Newcastle.

Dunsmore, who will take up his new role on 1 November, is currently S&N's managing director for Western Europe.

He replaces Tony Froggatt who has lead S&N since May 2003. Froggatt will remain available for three months to ensure a smooth handover.

“I am proud to be able to leave S&N as a world-class branded beer business which is performing so well in so many dynamic markets,” added Froggatt.