Stuart McFarlane, the recently appointed president of InBev's UK & Ireland division, has said he sees himself remaining with the company for around two to three years before possibly moving on.

McFarlane, who was appointed to the position in February, succeeded Richard Evans, who left the company after serving less than one year with the global beverage company.

"We work in a global company and appointments come up all the time. I have never spent more than two years in a job at one time so it's not unusual for people to move on," McFarlane told just-drinks. "InBev is a global brewer and global appointments will appear, so for us it is very normal. From my perspective, I see myself in this job for at least two to three years."

McFarlane is the third president for InBev's UK & Ireland division to be appointed in the last three years, with Evans replacing Colin Pendrick in 2006, who had also served less than a year with the company.

Speaking in Belgium last week, McFarlane suggested his next move might involve a move from the UK, possibly to Canada.