Whitehead takes reins at Molson Coors in the UK

Molson Coors has named Phil Whitehead as the managing director of its UK & Ireland business.

He has been with the company for 11 years, most recently as chief supply chain officer in Europe.

Whitehead said: “We have established an ambitious, customer-focused team here in the UK and Ireland that is leading the way in transforming the industry.

“The political and legislative landscape has changed significantly since the start of the year, yet our business continues to thrive.

“We have the best portfolio we’ve ever had and I look forward to working with our reinvigorated team and our loyal customers to grow our business further in 2017 and beyond.”

Whitehead takes over from Frederic Landtmeters, who is moving to become chief executive officer for Molson Coors in Canada.

The UK business has also appointed Alpesh Mistry, formerly customer marketing director, to the role of off-trade sales director, replacing Nigel Tordoff, who is moving to global HQ in the US.

Molson Coors UK and Ireland portfolio includes Carling, Doom Bar, Coors Light, Rekorderlig and Bavaria.