BrewDog has announced the appointment of James Taylor as its new chief financial officer as Niall McCallum steps down.

Taylor joins BrewDog from childcare company Mayborn, where he led finance operations for consumer brands such as GHD.

Previously, he was in charge of European transactions at real estate firm Tishman Speyer.

Earlier this year, BrewDog appointed James Arrow as its new chief operating officer and Chris Fielden as its first chief supply chain officer.

“After three years as CFO, Niall McCallum has decided that now is the right time to leave BrewDog and seek a new challenge,” a spokesman for BrewDog told The Grocer. “Niall joined just before the second lockdown in October 2020 and has led the finance function through the most turbulent time in our sector’s history.

“Niall has led the development of the finance, IT and procurement teams during this time and they are all geared up to continue to support and scale with the group as BrewDog continues to grow.”

McCallum, the spokesman added, had been “instrumental in the many great developments at BrewDog in the last three years” and left the Punk IPA brewer “with the full support and best wishes of the board and [BrewDog minority shareholder] TSG”.