Accolade Wines has confirmed its managing director for Europe, Ade McKeon, is stepping down after three years with the company.

McKeon joined Accolade in 2017 as its general manager for UK and Ireland and he was promoted to head up the European business in June last year.

His replacement is due to start in August this year, although Accolade has declined to name the new hire because they are currently still working in their current role elsewhere.

McKeon has a long history in the drinks trade, having worked as category director for BWS at UK multiple retailer Asda back in 2010 as well as chief executive of Cobra Beer for three years, and senior positions at Beam Global (now called Beam Suntory).