Nicolas Krantz has been appointed finance and administration Director of Orlando Wyndham, Australia's leading wine and spirits company.

Krantz will be joining the company from early February 2005 after relocating from the UK where he has been based since 2001 with Orlando's owner Pernod Ricard.

He will work from Orlando Wyndham's Sydney office and will report to the chairman and CEO, Laurent Lacassagne.

Since November 2001 Krantz has held the position of finance director at Pernod Ricard, United Kingdom.