Constellation Brands has announced a raft of job changes as it looks to support long-term growth plans.

Firstly, Bill Hackett, who currently serves as president of beer, will assume the newly-created role of chairman of beer. Hackett will continue to report to CEO Rob Sands.

Paul Hetterich will become president of beer, reporting to Rob Sands. He most recently served as executive vice president, corporate development and beer operations. 

Bruce Jacobson has been promoted to chief commercial officer for beer, and will assume additional responsibility for commercial operations, reporting to Paul Hetterich. 

Outside of beer, Bill Newlands has been named president of the wine & spirits division and will continue to report to Rob Sands. He replaces Jay Wright, who has become president of Constellation's Canadian business. 

Ben Dollard, who was most recently president of Constellation's Canadian business, has been named chief growth officer and will have responsibility across both the beer and wine & spirits divisions for "driving the growth agenda".

Sands said: "As we tap the next generation of Constellation leaders, we are strengthening our organisation by making changes that allow for continued growth and development of our leaders, while ensuring continuity that sustains and builds upon our dynamic growth."

All appointments are effective from today (26 January). 

Constellation Brands has recently made a string of acquisitions - click here for a round-up