The UK division of Pernod Ricard has confirmed details of its replacement MD.

The unit, which earlier this month saw incumbent MD David de Mardt resign from the company, said today (26 September) that Denis O’Flynn will assume the role from 17 October. O’Flynn is the current MD for Ireland at Pernod's Irish Distillers division.

He will report in to Laurent Lacassagne, chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard Europe, and will be a member of the company's regional executive committee for Europe.

At the same time, the finance and development director at Pernod UK, John Leburn, has been lined up for a move to Canada, where he will become CFO of Pernod's Corby Distilleries (Canada). Starting on 1 November, Leburn will report in to Corby's MD, Patrick O’Driscoll.

Back in the UK, finance director Julia Massies will assume full responsibility for the unit's finance function, reporting to O’Flynn.