Movers & shakers
Published:  27 August, 2008

Camus, the Cognac house, has made changes to its Asia-Pacific operations. Richard Ferne will remain in Hong Kong with the following markets: Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and some multinational duty-free operators. Michael Beamish will handle Japan, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to managing the Asia-Pacific team, and president Cyril Camus will manage both the duty -free and domestic teams dedicated to China.

Dante Cecchini is the new UK brand ambassador for premium Tuscan producer, Castello Banfi. He had been based at the estate in Montalcino, but will now relocate to London.

Peter Swinburn is Molson Coors' new president and chief executive officer, with Stewart Glendinning named as global chief financial officer. The SABMiller-Coors joint venture came about at the end of last month (June). David Heede moves from strategy director at Coors Brewers to finance director.

The Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation has five new appointments. Josephine Rozman, a marketing consultant, Kate Thompson, Pernod Ricard Pacific's legal counsel and company secretary, Natalie Toohey, Foster's Group director, Kevin McLintock, McWilliam's Wines deputy chairman and Dr Tony Jordan, chief executive of three wineries.

First Drinks has made John Hyman its new UK sales director. he was previously with Diary Crest, Danone and Heinz.

DISCUS (the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States) has named Danielle Eddy as its new public relations director. As a media relations professional, she has worked for Diageo, WJ Deutsch and E&J Gallo.

Castle Brands has made William Boykin its regional manager for the south east of the US.

U'Luvka vodka has made PJ Jaurre its sales representative for London bars and clubs .

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America has made Jerry Brown its new vice president for communica tions and public affairs and Robert Wiggans its membership director.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has made Antony Moss research and development director. He has worked for Sainsbury's and the Thresher group previously.

Amanda Walker is the new marketing manager at PLB Wines . She replaces Claire Summersby.

Harviestoun has appointed Patrick Green as its business development director. He was with Black Sheep and the Daleside Brewery.




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