Carlsberg UK appoints new VP of Nationals Business Unit

Carlsberg UK has appointed Alistair Gaunt as vice president for its Nationals Business Unit, reporting into chief executive officer Julian Momen.

Gaunt previously held the position of grocery sales director for Premier Foods for two and a half years. During this time he has led a cross functional team comprising sales, category and shopper marketing and value management across five ambient grocery categories.

Having graduated from Durham University in 1997, Gaunt started his career with Carlsberg UK (then Carlsberg Tetley) as a sales representative in the North East, before joining Cadbury in 1999. He held a number of positions at Cadbury with sales roles including responsibility for Asda, Tesco, Coop and the impulse retail sector, as well as leading the impulse customer marketing team for several years prior to joining Premier Foods.

Carlsberg UK chief executive officer Julian Momen commented, “Alistair brings with him a blend of operational and strategic experience, most notably gained during a transformation phase at Premier Foods and over some years at Cadbury. His leadership and strong people skills will be a great asset to Carlsberg UK and I am delighted that he is joining my team.”