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January 12, 2022

Ex-Diageo executive David Smith takes helm at Kirin Holding’s Lion subsidiary

By Andy Morton

Kirin has appointed Diageo’s former MD for southern Europe, David Smith, to lead its Australia-based craft beer unit, Lion. Smith takes over this month as Lion’s MD from James Brindley, who stepped down last year after just over 12 years in the post. According to local reports, Brindley left to commence his retirement. Smith said:…

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