The CEO of Maxxium Worldwide has announced his intention to quit the marketing and distribution company, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.

Ben van Doesburgh will leave Maxxium at the end of next month, after almost four years as CEO, the company said today (27 June). Van Doesburgh is leaving to start "a new chapter in his professional career", Maxxium said.

The company, jointly owned by Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Rémy-Cointreau, The Edrington Group and Vin & Sprit, has said it will form a temporary 'Maxxium Management Transition Group', comprising of the existing executive board. The group will "assume collective responsibility" and report to Maxxium's supervisory board members Bill Farrar from Edrington and Donard Gaynor from Beam Global, who will co-chair the group.

"The Maxxium Supervisory Board would like to express its appreciation and thanks to Ben van Doesburgh for his contributions to Maxxium over the past four years," Gaynor said. "Above all, Ben has been responsible for leading Maxxium through tremendous change and has led profitable growth across the business for all the shareholders."

Maxxium's supervisory board has "full confidence" in the Maxxium leadership, Gaynor noted.

In terms of immediate changes in the Maxxium reporting structure, Erik Juul-Mortensen, president of Maxxium's global travel retail division, and Michael Sainsbury, global wine director, will report to Brian Mackie, Maxxium Worldwide's CFO and executive director for The Americas.

Rémy-Cointreau is set to quit Maxxium next year, with Vin & Sprit also due to exit the company when its acquisition by Pernod Ricard, announced earlier this year, is completed in the coming months.