Rum producer J Wray & Nephew has appointed David McConnell as managing director of the company's global marketing division.

McConnell will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the company's brands, which include Appleton Estate and Wray & Nephew white overproof rum.

Prior to his appointment McConnell was general manager of Wray & Nephew's international division.

The company is renowned for its range of Jamaican rums and sells over 1m cases of flagship brand Appleton. The brand's key markets are Mexico, Canada, the US and the UK.