Corby Distilleries has appointed a replacement president and CEO.

The Canada-based company, which holds the licence for Pernod Ricard's brands in its home market and is more than 50%-controlled by the French drinks giant, said yesterday (7 May) that Patrick O'Driscoll has been appointed as Corby's president and CEO.

The move follows the announcement earlier this year that outgoing Corby CEO and president Con Constandis was moving to become MD of Pernod Ricard China.

O'Driscoll is currently the chairman and CEO of Pernod subsdiary Malibu-Kahlúa International, based in New York.

"I am extremely pleased that we have found a strong leader in Patrick and I am confident that his significant industry experience will continue to foster growth and create value at Corby," said Corby's chairman, George McCarthy.

"We congratulate Con again on his appointment and look forward to working with Patrick to deliver future success at Corby."

O'Driscoll will assume the position on 1 July.