English sparkling wine producer Gusbourne has appointed Jonathan White to the role of chief executive officer.

White, who is currently marketing director at the company, replaces interim CEO Mike Paul.

Prior to Gusbourne, White gained wine industry experience at independent wine distributor Armit Wines and at wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd.

Paul, who held the interim CEO position for five months, will resume his role as non-executive director at the company.

Gusbourne also announced a shuffle of its leadership team. Simon Bradbury will be appointed chief commercial officer, having previously been global sales director. Bradbury will be responsible for direct to consumer, alongside his existing responsibility for trade, corporate and international sales. Katharine Berry, group chief financial officer, will take on responsibility for vineyard and wine operations alongside her existing remit covering finance, HR and IT.

Jim Ormonde, chairman, said: “The board are delighted to appoint Jonathan as CEO. In the five and a half years he has worked at Gusbourne, he has shown real passion and commitment to building the Gusbourne brand into one of the UK’s most prestigious wine brands. He brings an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the business along with great leadership qualities and significant wine industry experience. The board would like to thank Mike Paul for his wise counsel as interim CEO and supporting the ongoing strategic progress of the company.”