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Stock Spirits Group strengthens senior management team

Stock Spirits Group strengthens senior management team
November 25
18:58 2010

Stock Spirits Group (“Stock Spirits” or “the Group”), Central Europe’s leading branded spirits and liqueurs business, is pleased to announce it has made several appointments to strengthen its senior management team.

Lesley Jackson has been appointed as Group Chief Finance Officer. Lesley has extensive industry experience and now joins Stock after spending the past two and a half years as Finance Director of William Grant & Sons, Ltd., the independent luxury spirits distiller.  A qualified Chartered Accountant, Lesley previously worked for a number of high profile consumer goods businesses, including HP Bulmer PLC and Scottish & Newcastle PLC where she latterly held the position of CFO in the publicly quoted United Breweries joint venture in India.

The Group is also pleased to announce that it has made two further senior management appointments. Both positions are newly created roles as the Group continues to experience strong growth.

Joanna Zytkiewicz has been appointed to the position of Group Sales and Marketing Director and joins the Management Team with immediate effect.  Joanna joined Stock Spirits as Group Sales and Marketing Executive in December 2008, and has made a significant contribution to the recent development of the Group. Joanna previously worked for Diageo and leading international spices firm McCormick.

Brian Hurley has been appointed as Group Human Resources Director with immediate effect. Brian has extensive knowledge of the spirits industry, having previously been European HR director at Allied Domecq, and he has held a number of senior HR and consulting roles with major international companies including NewsCorp and SABMiller.

Following these appointments, the Stock Spirits Senior Management Team will consist of the following members:

Stock Spirits Senior Management Team

  • Jack Keenan, Non-Executive Chairman
  • Chris Heath, Group Chief Executive Officer
  • Lesley Jackson, Group Chief Finance Officer
  • Ian Croxford, Group Chief Operating Officer
  • Joanna Zytkiewicz, Group Sales & Marketing Director
  • Elisa Gomez de Bonilla, Group Legal Counsel

Referring to these appointments, Chris Heath, Chief Executive Officer said:

“I am delighted to announce the further strengthening of the Stock Spirits Management Team as a result of these appointments.  All three bring extensive consumer goods and spirits industry experience and I am sure will add great value to the continuing growth and development of the Stock Sprits Group.”

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