Edrington-Beam Suntory UK has appointed Nick Temperley, former head of reserve brands at Diageo, as its new general manager for London.

Temperley will join the UK Executive team and take responsibility for the running of London operations across specialist, luxury and on-trade accounts, as well as wholesale, cash-and-carry and convenience.

At Diageo he was responsible for the performance and equity of its premium spirits portfolio in Great Britain and Ireland.

He also held roles as diageo’s investor relations director, as a divisional finance director based in Amsterdam and in innovation and commercial finance manager roles, having started his career at Ford Motor Company.

Mark Riley, managing director of Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, said: “Nick joins Edrington-Beam Suntory UK at an exciting time in our development. Our key city strategy has already driven substantial growth in London. With his leadership and proven track record of building and launching brands into the premium category, we believe there is immense unrealised potential.”