Molson Coors has appointed Hugo Mills, previously of Diageo and Gruppo Campari, as director of sales and operations for Scotland.

He was most recently UK country manager for Gruppo Campari and general manager for J Wray & Nephew. Before that, he spent five years working for Diageo as customer director before becoming general manager for the Gulf, heading up all domestic and global travel retail businesses.

Martin Coyle, director of Ireland, Scotland and craft, Molson Coors UK & Ireland, said: “Hugo has an excellent track record of developing teams by orientating personal development plans around their strengths.

“His dedication to providing industry leading customer service means he is the right person to be capitalising on the opportunity and potential for growth within the Scottish market. I am very confident Hugo will bring success to the business in his new role.”

Mills said: “These are exciting times for Molson Coors and it is a great privilege to be joining the team in Scotland. I am fortunate to have a great team around me to ensure stability and consistency while driving growth in the region and I’m eagerly looking forward in implementing our strategy over the coming months.”