Australian Vintage has appointed a new GM for the UK & Europe

Australian Vintage has appointed a new GM for the UK & Europe

Australian Vintage has confirmed the appointment of a new GM for the UK & Europe after losing the previous incumbent to Accolade Wines earlier this year.

Julian Dyer, who had assumed the position on an interim basis last month, will head up Australian Vintage's UK and European operations permanently with immediate effect, the company said earlier today (10 September). Dyer was promoted internally last month after the previous GM for the region, Paul Schaafsma, moved to Accolade to become its GM for the UK & Ireland.

Formerly a wine buyer for Sainsbury's supermarkets, Dyer moved to Australian Vintage to drive its sales in the UK off-trade at the beginning of this year.

Last month, Australian Vintage posted rises in both net profits and sales for the 12 months to the end of June.