Jim Beam Brands Worldwide has appointed Rupert Patrick as the chief of its expanded Global Travel Retail division.

Patrick, who has been named managing director of global travel retail and developing markets, will head a new team containing several ex-Allied Domecq employees, including account manager for UK and Ireland Robert Carter, the account manager of the Nordic region, Benelux, France, Spain and Greece, Rudy Leentjes, the account manager for Germany, Russia and Eastern Europe, Thomas Diekert and the trade marketing manager, Amy Neville-Eliot.

The Global Travel Retail division will work with distribution partner Maxxium to support an expanded portfolio, which after parent company Fortune Brands' acquisition of over 20 spirits and wine brands from Pernod Ricard, now includes Sauza, Canadian Club, Maker's Mark, Harvey's and Cockburn's, as well as existing brands Jim Beam and After Shock.

Jim Beam Brands Global Travel Retail will handle Teacher's, Laphroaig and Courvoisier directly, except for the Nordic region, where it will be assisted by a new agency, Interbrands.