Heineken UK has named Stephen Watt as its new on-trade director, following Chris Jowsey’s departure to Admiral Taverns.
Watt (pictured) joined Heineken from Whyte & Mackay in 2018 as trading firector for the north.
He has spent the majority of his career in the beer, wine and spirit sector, and has 25 years’ experience across sales and marketing in grocer, wholesale, convenience, on-trade and route-to-market. Previous companies also include Coca Cola, ABI, Pernod Ricard and Mars.
“Stephen’s vast experience across categories and the on- and off-trade means he’s expertly placed to continue to drive our on-trade business, continuing to make it easier and smoother for customers to grow their businesses,” says David Forde, managing director of Heineken UK.
Watt takes up the role with immediate effect. A successor for his incumbent role will be announced in due course.