St Austell Brewery has appointed Andrew Turner, who is managing director of beer & brands, to its Board of Directors.

Turner joined the company in March of this year, leaving his role as trading director at Heineken UK to lead St Austell Brewery’s own beer and wholesale drinks business.

Chairman Will Michelmore said: “I’m delighted to welcome Andrew to the Board. With almost 20 years of experience and success at Heineken, he has brought valuable industry knowledge to the business since he joined in March, and will complement the diverse experience of our existing Board members.

“In the face of significant challenges, Andrew has shown great leadership this year while steering our beer and brands business into its next exciting chapter. His appointment to the Board will stand us in good stead for the future as we look to consolidate our position as the South West’s most successful beer and pub company.”