Senior hire for drinks firm

Hyde to become CFO of Edrington

Paul HydeEdrington, the international premium spirits company, has appointed Paul Hyde to the position of chief financial officer.

Mr Hyde is a chartered accountant who joined the company in 1997 and occupied a number of senior finance roles before becoming the company’s strategy and development director.

He was appointed to the Edrington Board in 2015 as managing director of regional power brands. In this role he has combined the leadership of Edrington’s blended Scotch whisky and rum portfolio – including The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, and Brugal – with geographical responsibility for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Dominican Republic.

Commenting on Mr Hyde’s appointment chief executive, Ian Curle, said: “Paul has made a significant contribution to the company’s development over a period spanning nearly 20 years. His extensive commercial experience and leadership qualities will be invaluable for this key board appointment.”

Edrington employs about 3,000 people in its companies and joint venture operations worldwide, with more than 70% employed overseas.

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