William Grant & Sons has followed its switch of marketing director last week with the appointment of a new director.

Iain Napier, the current chairman of Imperial Tobacco Group and McBride, will join William Grant's board in a non-executive capacity from today (15 May).

Napier also holds current directorships at John Menzies, Collins Stewart and Molson Coors Brewing Co. He has also previously held chief executive positions at Bass Brewers and Bass International Brewers.

"With his extensive experience in business management, Iain Napier will chair the company's audit committee as we continue to focus on the long-term development of our award-winning portfolio of spirits brands," said company chairman, Peter Gordon.

Earlier this month, William Grant confirmed that Maurice Doyle, the current MD of Bacardi's travel retail unit, will replace Steven Sturgeon as its group marketing director in August.