Gin producer G&J Greenall has appointed Christian Rose as its new managing director.

Rose is a former director of UK armed forces retailer NAAFI, pharmacy and beauty retailer Alliance Boots, and Scottish bar and restaurant company Albannach Brands.

As managing director of G& J Greenall, Rose will oversee the international roll out of the company's re-launched flagship product, Greenall's Original London Dry gin, and a newly packaged ready-to-drink gin and tonic range.

The company is also set to launch a new super-premium gin in late 2009.

Rose said: "The company is entering a new chapter in our growth, with a renewed focus on building its own branded portfolio to its full potential."