Pernod Ricard’s vice president of international public affairs has been appointed chairman of the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP) board of directors.
Rick Connor will serve as chairman for a two year term.
ICAP president Marcus Grant said: "I am delighted to welcome Rick Connor as ICAP chairman of the board.
"He brings over 20 years experience in the international drinks trade. His familiarity with policy issues extends beyond the US and Europe to Asia and the rest of the world."
Connor has been affiliated with the ICAP board since the mid-1990s and has served as vice president of the board 2006-2008.