The head of C&C Group's cider business in the UK has announced his resignation from the company, after only a year in the position.

John Holberry, who became managing director of the Irish company's Magners GB division said today (30 March) that he will leave the post in August. Holberry joined the firm in March last year from Coors Brewer, where he had been managing director of Coors' sale operations for seven years.

The announcement follows the appointment of the former CEO of Scottish & Newcastle, John Dunsmore, as C&C's CEO in November.

"I have enjoyed working in C&C and building the Magners GB team over the last year," said Holberry. "However the appointment of the new management team, headed by John Dunsmore, reduces the opportunities for me to develop my career.

"I will be working with John over the coming months to ensure a successful transition."

Dunsmore added: "We would like to thank John for his significant contribution to Magners GB since his appointment. We are delighted that he will work with us to ensure a smooth transition to the new management structure."