Carlsberg UK has appointed Alistair Gaunt as vice president for its Nationals Sales Business unit, reporting to chief executive officer Julian Momen.

Gaunt, who will manage Carlsberg UK’s national pub and family brewers accounts, was previously grocery sales director for Premier Foods for two and a half years.

Gaunt started his career with Carlsberg UK (then Carlsberg Tetley) as a sales representative in the North East, before joining Cadbury in 1999.

Carlsberg UK chief executive officer Julian Momen said: “Alistair brings with him a blend of operational and strategic experience, most notably gained during a transformation phase at Premier Foods and over some years at Cadbury. His leadership and strong people skills will be a great asset to Carlsberg UK and I am delighted that he is joining my team.”