Greene King has appointed Euan Venters as the managing director of Belhaven. The Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator said the appointment is part of the succession plan which chief executive, Rooney Anand and Belhaven’s outgoing managing director Stuart Ross developed when Stuart made the decision to retire in 2007. Rooney Anand, said: “Euan loves beer and pubs and brings over 25 years experience building major branded consumer goods to Greene King and the Belhaven business. “Euan takes over the reins from Stuart, whose long and distinguished career with Belhaven has seen him build the business into what it is today. I’d like to thank him for the legacy he leaves behind that goes beyond the financial performance of Belhaven. “He has created, with the support of the management team, a very strong culture that reflects his passion and work ethic and a robust business model which has an enviable track record of success. “ Euan Venters, said: “As a Scot, I’m immensely proud to be given the opportunity to head up one of Scotland’s most iconic brands. “I’m looking forward to joining Belhaven as I’m fascinated by the integrated nature of the business and the brewing and pub retailing sector.” A native Scot, Venters grew up in Glasgow and attended the University of Stirling where he graduated with an honours degree in Economics. He has 25 years experience building major branded consumer goods businesses, was previously at Sara Lee, where he was Global Brand President for its Body Care business which had a turnover in excess of $700m. Prior to that, he held senior roles in Sara Lee’s household and body care business, working in North America, South Africa and the UK. Before joining Sara Lee, Euan worked for Grand Metropolitan on major beer brands such as Holsten and the launch of Fosters draught in the UK. He joins Greene King on 6 October 2008. Stuart Ross will continue working at Belhaven whilst the handover takes place.