Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine (UK) has announced the appointment of Lisa Smith as senior brand manager for Courvoisier and Cinzano.

Reporting to Stephanie Rutherford brand director for Cognac and fortified brands, Smith's experience includes national account sales with Courage during the period when Fosters Ice was first introduced into the UK and senior brand management with First Drinks Brands Ltd, where she managed the UK marketing for speciality drinks Campari and Taboo.

She has also worked within fragrances, soft drinks, where she worked on Lucozade Sport, and hot beverages, where she worked on Nescafe Gold Blend and Nescafe Black Gold.

Smith will have full day-to-day marketing responsibility for Courvoisier and Cinzano and takes up her appointment following Rachel Pashley's decision to pursue a career with a London based advertising agency.