Miller Brands, the UK subsidiary of international brewer SABMiller, has promoted Leo Murphy to the role of sales director. Murphy, who starts the new role with immediate effect, has been with Miller Brands for six years, originally joining the brand marketing team before working through trade marketing and into the sales division. Prior to this, Murphy worked for Miller Brands’ parent company SABMiller in the United States, where he worked on their craft brand portfolio. As sales director, Murphy will be responsible for driving sales in the UK and Ireland, which will include a review of Miller Brands’ current approach to growing its portfolio of world beers. Nick Miller, managing director of Miller Brands, said: “Leo joined Miller Brands in its infancy, using his experience and commitment to grow our presence in the UK and Ireland. His expertise and familiarity with our operating philosophy made him an obvious and deserved choice for the position.”