Travel Retail distributor World of Patria International has announced that one of its directors will leave the company at the end of this month. 

Kevin Baker is exiting the Kent-headquartered firm having worked there for 18 months. His responsibilities include global sales development and compiling the group's premium spirits portfolio.

“The time is now right for me to take a different route on my career path,” Baker was quoted as saying, in a statement released by the company. 

Baker, who previously worked for Brown-Forman for 11 years, and Diageo for two years, told just-drinks he is leaving to "pursue an opportunity that will be announced in due course".

World of Patria MD & founder Rob Nichols said: “We will be very sad to see Kevin go, and would like to thank him for his support in helping us to develop our comprehensive product range. We wish him every success for the future.” 

The company lists two other directors on its website, Andy Butcher and Steve Smith.