Asia Pacific Breweries has appointed five new senior staff to head up its management team.

The brewery said today (4 May) that it plans to promote a new team of five to begin in July.

While Dr Les Buckley will be responsible for profitability and business development activities in Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia, Edmond Neo will take on the position of general manager, group commercial, responsible for brand development of all of APB's brands globally including Tiger, Anchor, ABC Stout and Baron's Strong Brew.

James Wong will oversee as general manager of Tiger Export for Singapore and will be accountable for the profitability of the Singapore brewery as well as all export markets.

Alan Gourdie, meanwhile, will move from the group's brewery in Singapore to become the managing director of Tiger Beer UK. Bennett Neo fills the role of general manager of the group's Singapore operations and will be responsible for its overall management of strategic and operational matters including sales, marketing, technical and business development reporting to James Wong.

APB recently reported plans to build four greenfield breweries in China, Mongolia, Laos and India, projects that will take its brewery count to 35 in 12 countries.