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Quintessential Brands has named Alex Pollard as chief finance officer as the spirits company looks to accelerate the growth of its business internationally.
Pollard succeeds Roger Lowe, who will depart in April to pursue new opportunities following two years with the company.
Most recently, Pollard was CFO at AB Mauri, a division of Associated British Foods, for three years. He has also served as regional finance director for Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.
“Following the rapid growth of our business over the last eight years in the UK and Ireland, we now have our sights firmly set on accelerating our global growth strategy,” said Quintessential Brands CEO, Warren Scott
“Alex is a seasoned business leader and brings with him a wealth of global finance expertise that I’m confident will help to further strengthen our organisation. I’m delighted to welcome him to the Quintessential Brands team.”
Pollard’s appointment follows the recent hires of Tim Nuttall as finance director for UK & France and Alan Morris as CFO for Ireland.
Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands owns manufacturing facilities across Europe, including G&J Distillers, L&L in France, First Ireland Spirits and the Dublin Liberties Distillery.
The company opened a €10 million facility for The Dublin Liberties Distillery unit a year ago.
Brands in the Quintessential portfolio include Greenall’s Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, The Dubliner Irish Whiskey and The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey.
Last March, the company announced plans to reorganise its North American operations to form a standalone business entity covering all of North America. The move represented the business’s first independent venture outside of Europe.
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