Innis & Gunn hires four senior staff

13 July, 2015

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has hired four senior executives to help it build on the 30% year-on-year growth it has enjoyed since 2013.

Peter Mooney, who has spent more than 20 years in the drinks trade and worked for the likes of Coca-Cola, Diageo and Heineken, is the new global head of marketing.

Mooney joins from Charles Wells, where he was general manager of the McEwan Beer Company.

Joanna Livingstone has been appointed head of public relations, while Larry Weil –formerly of Bean Suntory and Edrington – is now director of international business development.

Lucas Avery, who ran Diageo’s Leven plant and worked on Budweiser before that, has been taken on as director of brewing and operations.  

Innis & Gunn founder Dougal Sharp said: “As a brand we’ve continued to see phenomenal growth this year and success in taking our craft beer to an even greater international audience. It’s a monumental time for us as a company, with the recent launch of our Beer Bond and first bar opening this month, so we are excited to welcome even more exceptional people to the business. These new appointments bring a wealth of experience and will help us drive the business to the next level.”




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