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New directors for brewer

Sinclair among trio joining Innis & Gunn board

Crawford SinclairInnis & Gunn, the Scottish brewer, has added three directors to its board following the investment by private equity company L CattertonCrawford Sinclair, Jean-Philippe Barade and Caroline Folleas.

Mr Sinclair. has almost twenty years’ experience in the beer industry in a number of senior on and off trade roles and joined Innis & Gunn in 2010 to establish a UK sales function.

He has made a significant contribution to the growth of the business, including the launch of Innis & Gunn lager, which in just three years has become the number one craft lager in Scotland, and the fastest growing lager in the Scottish market.

Under his leadership the UK market has grown to represent over half of Innis & Gunn global sales. He will continue to lead the UK sales team. 

Two directors join from L Catterton, Jean-Philippe Barade, who is a partner and head of the London office, and Caroline Folleas, investment director.

Tony Hunt, chairman of Innis & Gunn, said: “Jean-Philippe and Caroline bring to our board L Catterton’s enormous experience of successfully building consumer brands, in the UK and overseas and their expertise will help us to accelerate the growth of the brand internationally.”

 

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