Diageo has confirmed a change of brand director for its Baileys liqueur brand.

The company said today (14 August) that Philip Almond, the current marketing director at Diageo GB, has been appointed to the position, to replace Sharon Keith.

Almond, who has been with Diageo for 15 years, has held the position at the company's UK arm since 2006. He will assume the Baileys post on 15 September.

Keith, who became global brand director for Baileys in November 2006, is leaving the company to pursue new interests in her native South Africa.

A replacement for Almond at Diageo GB is currently being sought.

Last month, Diageo began the trial of Baileys Gold, a super-premium variant of the brand, in European airport travel-retail stores.