UK: William Grant & Sons unveils new finance chief

By | 17 April 2013

William Grant & Sons is changing its group FD

William Grant & Sons is changing its group FD

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new group finance director. 

Mike Lamont will replace Dermid Strain, who is leaving the company at the end of this month for "personal reasons", a spokesperson confirmed to just-drinks today (17 April). Lamont has recently been involved with William Grant & Sons in "developing commerical opportunities", the company said.

He had previously served as the group's finance director for its sales & marketing division, but then left the Glenfiddich producer to "pursue some private equity opportunities", a statement said.

The news comes after William Grant announced the appointment of a new boss for its US division yesterday.

Expert analysis

William Grant & Sons in Alcoholic Drinks (World)

Despite being only ranked as the world’s 36th biggest spirits company with only less than 1% of volumes, William Grant has proved to be one of the most dynamic and successful spirits companies posting above average volume growth since 2006 The profile looks at its current position and what more it needs to do to continue its strong growth trajectory.

Sectors: HR – personnel, Spirits

Companies: William Grant, Glenfiddich

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