Fortune Brands, the owner of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, has appointed Patrick Koley as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development.

Koley, who will report to Fortune CEO and chairman Bruce Carbonari, replaces Chris Klein, who is moving to become president and chief operating officer of the company's home and hardware division in April.

Koley previously spent 14 years at ConAgra Foods, most recently as principal investment officer for ConAgra Commercial, Fortune said yesterday (9 February).