William Grant & Sons, the spirits company, has announced the appointment of former managing director Glenn Gordon as its new non-executive chairman with immediate effect. Peter Gordon, who has been chairman for the past four years, remains a board member. Peter Gordon said: “I am very proud of the significant strides that our business has achieved over the last four years as a result of everyone’s efforts. A seamless transition between me and Glenn will ensure we maintain our current pace and continue to strengthen our wonderful brands.” Glenn Gordon is the great-great grandson of company founder William Grant.