Diageo appoints new Western Europe chief

12 July, 2011

Diageo has appointed a head of its Western Europe division. From September 1, John Kennedy is to become chief operating officer, Diageo Western Europe. Kennedy is currently managing director, Diageo Ireland.

Diageo has announced two new senior appoints in Great Britain and Ireland. Andrew Cowan has been appointed to the role of country director, Diageo GB, and David Smith to the position of country director, Diageo Ireland.

Cowan, who is currently commercial director, Ireland, will report in to Andrew Morgan, president of Diageo Europe, effective September 1. In the new role he will be responsible for leading the GB spirits and beer business by “driving the commercial agenda”.

Smith, currently sales director, Diageo GB, will report to Western Europe’s chief operating officer, John Kennedy, effective September 1. In the new role he will be responsible for leading the Ireland spirits and beer business.





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Philip Duff

Make safety sexy

It was the Worshipful Company of Distillers’ annual dinner at the Lord Mayor of London’s residence Mansion House a few weeks ago, and as a junior member of the Gin Guild I was permitted to attend, provided I promised not to pinch any silverware and did a little light sweeping afterwards.

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