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New marketing officer for William Grant

William Grant & Sons has announced the appointment of a new chief marketing officer, Philip Gladman, formerly a longstanding employee of rival company Diageo.

Philip Gladman worked for 14 years at Diageo in several senior roles (Photo: William Grant & Sons)

Gladman will also be a member of the company’s executive board, reporting to chief executive Stella David, and he will take executive responsibility for overseeing the company’s global travel retail business.

Gladman was employed by Diageo for 14 years, where he held a number of roles including director of marketing and innovation for Africa. His other roles included Smirnoff global brand director and marketing director GB.

William Grant & Sons chief executive Stella David said, “I am sure Philip will make a great contribution to the company and our fantastic portfolio of brands.

“He is a highly accomplished Marketing Executive with 20 years of international marketing experience.”

Immediately prior to his role at William Grant, Gladman led consulting business Flintlock, which he established in 2014 to offer support to clients requiring fast transformations of their marketing and commercial delivery.

Commenting on his appointment, he said, “Whilst the last year has been so exciting, founding Flintlock and leading the team on the turnaround at Hovis, the opportunity to join the board of such a dynamic global business with fantastic brands stewarded by brilliant people was too good to pass up.”

He continued, “I’m immensely proud of the team at Flintlock and the work at Hovis and leave a flying new business in the capable hands of Graham Appleyard and Tasha Gladman. I only hope that I can continue to build the amazing portfolio at William Grant & Sons in a manner that would make the brilliant marketers before me proud.”

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