Alexandre Ricard steps up

Pernod Ricard has announced board changes, following the sudden death of Patrick Ricard, which sees Alexandre Ricard step up preparation to become chairman and CEO in January 2015.

Brown-Forman’s Owsley Brown Frazier dies

Owsley Brown Frazier, the great-grandson of the distiller who founded Brown-Forman Corp and former vice chairman of Brown-Forman Corporation died yesterday (August 16) after a long illness. He was 77 years old.

Diageo appoints Menezes to the board

Ivan Menezes has been appointed to the Diageo board as an executive director with effect from July 2.

SAB Miller announces staff shake-up

SAB Miller has announced a number of directorate and senior management changes that will become effective from the company’s annual general meeting on July 26, 2012.

US: DISCUS recruits Campari, appoints new chair

Campari America has joined the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).

Consultancy firm hires former Bacardi chief

Global business consultancy McKinney Rogers has appointed a former Bacardi USA president to its board.

Napa Valley trade association appoints 2012 board

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), a non-profit trade association, has announced its new board of directors for 2012.

Halewood International founder dies

John Halewood of Halewood International has died. He passed away on October 15.

Angostura CEO steps down

Angostura Holdings has announced the departure of managing director and CEO Wayne Yip Choy, effective September 21, 2011.

Foster’s accepts improved SABMiller takeover bid

The board of Foster’s Group has recommended to its shareholders that an improved takeover offer by SABMiller is accepted.

Foster's rebuffs SABMiller bid

The board of Foster’s Group has rebuffed SABMiller's proposed takeover bid. 

Constellation appoints new board member

Constellation Brands has added Keith Wandell, president and chief executive officer of Harley- Davidson to its board.

South Africa: KWV CEO resigns

South Africa: The KWV board has announced that CEO Thys Loubser (pictured) has resigned as company CEO with immediate effect.

Drambuie restructures after key retirement

Drambuie has announced the appointment of Michael Kennedy as future CEO and added Brendan O’Neill and Jonathan Brown to its board of directors.

Foster's appoints CFO

Foster's Group has appointed Anthony Reeves to the role of chief financial officer (CFO), on a fixed term contract, effective from Monday 8 November 2010.

Foster's rejects wine offer

The Foster’s Group (Foster’s) board of directors has rejected an offer for its Treasury Wine Estates. Foster’s received an “unsolicited expression of interest” from an international private equity firm to acquire the wine assets of Treasury Wine Estates. The proposal involved a cash consideration of between $2.3billion and $2.7billion for 100% of the assets.

Comolli resigns from Pernod board

Jean-Dominique Comolli has resigned from the board of directors at Pernod Ricard.

Diageo appoints new board member

Diageo has announced the appointment of Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch to its board, effective September 1 2010. He is to be appointed as a non-executive director and his responsibilities will include membership of the audit, the nomination and the remuneration committees.

Australia: Nixon steps down from Foster's board

Australia: Former police chief commissioner Christine Nixon has stepped down from the Foster’s Group board.

Bacardi elects new board members

Bacardi has announced two new board directors, Francisco V Carrera-Justiz and Theodore C Walker, who were elected at the company’s AGM in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Drinkaware appoints new trustees

UK: Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware has appointed three new trustees to its board.

Diageo's CFO to step down

Diageo’s chief financial officer is to step down. Nick Rose will stand down from the board at the company’s AGM on 14 October 2010.

Foster's appoints new board member

Australia: Foster’s has appointed a former police officer to its board of directors.