SABMiller has appointed Kristin Kaplan Wolfe as head of alcohol policy for the group.

The brewer said that Wolfe has extensive legal experience, having spent the past 16 years with Miller Brewing. She was most recently in charge of the company's alcohol responsibility programmes as assistant general counsel.

Based in the UK, Wolfe will direct the group strategy and policy on responsible alcohol consumption. She will take the role on 1 March, succeeding Adrian Botha, who recently left the company.

SABMiller's corporate affairs director Sue Clark said: "Kristin's depth of knowledge and experience of alcohol policy and related issues will be invaluable to our team and I am certain that her appointment will support the future development of SABMiller, as we continue to pursue initiatives to promote and enhance the group's reputation. We look forward to welcoming her in March."