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Innis & Gunn confirms new team for global push

Craft brewer Innis & Gunn has confirmed its new PR, sales and marketing team to support the business’s growth plans and expansion overseas.

As previously reported here in Daily Business, Steph Middleton has left her consultancy role with the Edinburgh brewer after seven years to focus on her own business.

The new senior team line up incorporates global marketing, PR, sales and operations roles.

Peter Mooney

Joanna Livingstone

Larry Weil

Peter Mooney – Global Head of Marketing (far left)

Mr Mooney has worked in the drinks industry for more than 20 years with blue chip companies including Coca-Cola, Diageo, Heineken and Maxxium.

His career spans sales, marketing, finance and executive management.  Most recently, he established the Scottish division of Charles Wells’ brewer & pub retailer, the McEwan Beer Company, as general manager.

Joanna Livingstone – Head of Public Relations (above centre)

Ms Livingstone brings a wealth of experience from both agency and in-house roles with companies including Unilever, L’Oréal Luxe, Estee Lauder and Irn-Bru. Formerly head of business development at Purple, she will develop and drive global PR strategy across Innis & Gunn’s existing and developing markets.

Larry Weil – Director of International Business Development (above right)

Tasked to strengthen the company’s international foothold and develop strategy for sustained expansion into new markets, Mr Weil brings more than 15 years’ experience in emerging and developing markets from roles within global companies including Nestlé, Britvic, Beam Suntory and Edrington.

Lucas Avery – Director of Brewing & Operations

With a career spanning operations, production and brewing for brands including Budweiser and Diageo, Mr Avery was most recently operations manager at Diageo’s Leven plant, across bottling, warehousing, spirit supply and dry goods. He will play an integral role in the development of the brand’s production processes and launch of Innis & Gunn’s new brewery.

Dougal SharpInnis & Gunn founder, Dougal Sharp (left), said:  “As a brand we’ve continued to see phenomenal growth this year and success in taking our craft beer to an even greater international audience.

“It’s a monumental time for us as a company, with the recent launch of our BeerBond and first bar opening this month, so we are excited to welcome even more exceptional people to the business. These new appointments bring a wealth of experience and will help us drive the business to the next level.”

Innis & Gunn reported a turnover of £11.8 million in 2014 and 30% average annual growth over the last two years.

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