From January, current deputy managing director for spirits Simon Thomas will replace Nick Blair as deputy managing director for wine. Blair is leaving to join Sydney-based Pernod Ricard Pacific as global communications director.
At the same time, current channel director for on-trade, Simon van Moppes, is taking on the role of UK commercial director for spirits. A replacement for his position has yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, 36 employees are facing redundancy following a consultation to restructure sales, marketing and communications functions. Redundancies were mitigated through natural attrition and a recruitment freeze, a spokeswoman said. However, 14 employees had not secured alternative roles within the business.