Foster's Group has confirmed the appointment of a new senior vice president of sales at its US-based wine division.

The company confirmed yesterday (10 August) that Mike Holden will assume the position at Foster's Wine Estates Americas. Holden joins the company after less than a year at Don Sebastiani & Sons, where he was president and COO.

He has also spent time with Beam Wine Estates, Allied Domecq Wines USA and Diageo in Europe and the Americas.

"He (Holden) will provide an outstanding complement to our new chief marketing officer Francesca Schuler as they team together to drive performance of the Foster's portfolio of leading brands," said Foster's Americas' managing director, Stephen Brauer.

Details of who Holden was replacing in the position were not immediately disclosed.