C&C Group has appointed strategy director Kenny Neison to the group's board of directors with immediate effect.

Neison joined C&C in November 2008, after previously working for Scottish & Newcastle alongside C&C CEO John Dunsmore and COO Stephen Glancey, who were also appointed at around the same time. 

Within C&C, Neison will continue his roles as the group's strategy director and head of investor relations.

Dunsmore said: "We are delighted that Kenny has joined the coard of C&C. Kenny has a wealth of experience in the long alcohol drinks industry and he has made a significant contribution to the group's development since he joined C&C last November."