Townsend was previously
managing director of Matthew Clark, the wholesale division of Constellation Europe, which he joined in August 2001 as regional managing director. He was promoted to the MD role in June 2002.
Before joining Matthew Clark, Townsend worked for Scottish Courage for 14 years in a number of sales and commercial positions, including national account, commercial and field sales roles, in both the on and off-trade. He worked his way up to become a business unit director.
A replacement for Townsend at Matthew Clark will be announced shortly.