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Greenwood moves within William Grant & Sons

Rita Greenwood will be moving on from her current position as managing director global travel retail at William Grant & Sons in the New Year to take on a newly created role at the family owned distillers as managing director for developed European markets.

Greenwood joined the GTR division in January 2008 and has been instrumental in driving forward the rejuvenation of the William Grant business in global travel. Her strong commercial focus and relentless drive for innovation, gifting and the creation of GTR exclusive ranges has seen a transformation in the business under her tenure and she moves on with her reputation for honesty, integrity and never missing a budget enhanced.

“I am extremely excited to be taking on this new role within William Grant’s but equally sad to be leaving the dynamic world of global travel retail, in particular some of the fantastic people that I have been able to work with over the last few years” says Greenwood. “The business will continue to report as an integrated global business unit into the chief marketing officer (Maurice Doyle) given its strategic importance as a premium shop window and I am sure that the team will continue to move from strength to strength.” 

Maurice Doyle adds: “I would like to personally thank Rita for her outstanding leadership of the William Grant & Sons global travel retail team. She had led a step-change in brand and financial performance and has developed a very strong team. She has laid a great foundation for a new managing director to build on. We remain fully committed to global travel retail as a channel. It has become an integral part of our business and we have ambitious growth plans for the future”

Greenwood will continue in her role until a replacement is found with an announcement expected in the first Quarter of the New Year.

23 December 2013 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor