Erickson has been with Beam Suntory since 2008

Erickson has been with Beam Suntory since 2008

Beam Suntory has confirmed the permanent appointment of Paula Erickson to the role of global chief human resources officer.

Erickson, who has held the position on an interim basis for six months, replaces Mindy Mackenzie, who left the company in May. Mackenzie, who had been appointed chief performance officer in January, is now CEO of MM Enterprises in the US.

Erickson, who has been with the company for six years, will serve on Beam Suntory's executive leadership team and will report into CEO Matt Shattock.

Late last month, Beam Suntory called time on its Travel Retail sales, marketing and distribution joint venture with Edrington, Maxxium TR.