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William Grant & Sons bolsters travel retail team

William Grant & Sons (WGS) has made a trio of appointments to its global travel retail (GTR) team.

Gwilym Cooke is joining the team as head of brand marketing and Charlotte Philips takes on the role of premium spirits global brand manager, while Quentin Job has been appointed as regional director Asia Pacific and Middle East. 

The new appointees, who started in their new roles on 1 April, will work alongside head of customer marketing, Lindsay Hitzeroth.

Cooke has been with WGS since 2014 in a number of marketing roles. In his new position, he will help define brand strategies and portfolio plans for the company's entire GTR channel operations.

He said: "I'm delighted to be joining the GTR team at such an exciting time. As the world continues to open up for people to enjoy travel again, we continue shaping how our world-class portfolio of brands can add value to that experience."

Job is joining WGS folllwing more than 20 years at Pernod Ricard, and will replace Matt Williams in the regional director role.

On his new role, Job said: "I've long admired William Grant & Sons' brands and I'm both excited and proud to be representing them across my region. After the massive impact of Covid-19 across the GTR channel, the future is very bright for GTR as consumers start travelling and buying again."

Philips was formerly UK brand manager for Hendrick's Gin. In her new role, she will focus on Glenfiddich and The Balvenie. She said: "Not only is GTR getting back to pre-pandemic levels as a top-three market for the business, but it is also a critical brand-building channel where we build the continued leadership of our iconic brands."

11 May 2022 - Bethany Whymark