Constellation Europe, a division of the beverage giant Constellation Brands, has appointed Dan Townsend to the newly-created role of trading director (UK), with responsibility for UK off-trade and on-trade sales as well as for marketing.     

Townsend was previously managing director of Matthew Clark, the wholesale division of Constellation Europe.  He joined Matthew Clark in August 2001 as regional managing director and was appointed Managing Director in June 2002.

Prior to joining Matthew Clark, Townsend worked for Scottish Courage for 14 years in a number of sales and commercial positions in both on and off trade. He began at Scottish Courage working in various national account, commercial and field sales roles and concluded his career there as a business unit director, with a wide range of responsibilities.

Townsend will take up his new role with immediate effect.   A replacement for Townsend at Matthew Clark will be announced shortly.