Interbrew UK (IUK) has appointed a new board under managing director Stewart Gilliland.

The board consists of ten directors and is designed to provide continuity for IUK's customers and a strong intent to implement the company's successful Customer and Consumer focused strategy, the company said in a statement.

The board comprises three existing members, Chris Williams, Andy Palmer and David Coldwell, five appointments from IUK's senior management and an appointment from Interbrew Worldwide.

All the appointments will take effect from 30th April 2001.

Richard Evans was appointed to the role of brand marketing director in 1999 having previously been director of customer marketing and previous to that take home marketing controller at the then Whitbread Beer Company. Last year he also took on responsibility for new product development.

Evans joined the Company in 1994 as marketing manager for Heineken before that he worked for Procter and Gamble on a number of major brands including Ariel, Fairy Liquid and Pampers.

Steve Kitching has held the post of director of sales - take home since September 1999 having joined Whitbread Take Home in 1985 initially in sales. Meanwhile, Allan Tudor will maintain his position as director of sales - on-trade.

Colin Pedrick will hold the position of customer service/logistics director while human resources will be headed by Peter Radcliffe.

The strategic development director is Chris Williams and Andy Palmer moves from business process development and IT director to business planning & information technology director.

The manufacturing director is Paul Porter Smith and the appointments to finance directors are David Coldwell and Pierre Winand. David Coldwell has previously held the post of Finance Director for Interbrew UK, a position he occupied since March 1990 and Pierre Winand joins the board from Interbrew Worldwide.