Carlsberg UK has appointed Alistair Gaunt as vice president for its National Sales Business Unit.

Gaunt, who will report into chief executive officer Julian Momen, previously held the position of grocery sales director for Premier Foods.

He started his career with Carlsberg UK (then Carlsberg Tetley) in 1997 after graduating from Durham University, before joining Cadbury in 1999.

Carlsberg UK chief executive officer Julian Momen said: “Alistair brings with hi a blend of operation and strategic experience, most notably gained during a transformation phase at Premier Foods and over some years at Cadbury. His leadership and strong people skills will be a great asset to Carlsberg UK and I am delighted that he is joining my team.”