Andrew Andrea, who was most recently chief executive of Marston’s, will join C&C Group as chief financial officer.

Andrea replaces Patrick McMahon, who became CEO of C&C last year, after previous incumbent David Forde resigned.

Andrea joined Marston’s in 2002 and worked his way up to CEO, having also held the CFO role at the company. He stepped down from the CEO position last November.

Andrea will take up the CFO position, as well as become an executive director at C&C, from March 1.

McMahon said of the appointment: “Andrew brings a rare depth of experience within our industry to C&C and we are delighted to welcome him to the business. We continue to focus on building C&C as the premium drinks and distribution business in the UK and Irish markets. Andrew will bring invaluable expertise and insight to our team and help deliver on that ambition.”