Dunsmore takes the helm at C&C

14 November, 2008

Former Scottish & Newcastle chief executive John Dunsmore has been appointed as the new boss of Magners producer C&C.

He replaces Maurice Pratt, who resigned in early October.

Dunsmore will be joined by two more former members of S&N's senior management team, before it was taken over by Heineken.

Ex-S&N group operations director Stephen Glancey is C&C's new chief operating officer and Kenny Neison - former head of finance for

western Europe at the British brewer - is strategy director.

Pratt resigned after a drop in sales for C&C and the admission that a repositioning strategy adopted for Magners had not paid off.

C&C chairman Tony O'Brien said: "The calibre of these appointments represents a major achievement for C&C and presents the group with an opportunity to address decisively the challenges it faces."




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