Diageo has announced another change among its top management with the appointment of Stephen Morley to head its business in Iberia.

The UK drinks giant told just-drinks today (19 July) that Morley, global director for Diageo's whisk(e)y, gin and Reserve Brands portfolio, was set to replace Jonathan Stordy as managing director of Diageo Iberia.

Morley joined Diageo in 1982 and held a series of senior sales and marketing roles before becoming global brand director for Johnnie Walker in 2000. Morley took charge of Diageo's wider whisk(e)y, gin and Reserve Brands stable, including Ciroc vodka and gin brand Tanqueray Ten, in 2003.

A Diageo spokesperson confirmed Morley's appointment to head the company's business in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands but declined to comment on when Morley would take his role. Stordy, who also joined Diageo in 1982, is understood to have left the company for family reasons.

The appointment of Morley comes a day after Diageo announced that Benet Slay would head its business in Great Britain and follows Monday's news that Asif Adil had been named as managing director of Diageo India.