William Grant & Sons reveals change in reporting structure

By Andrew Pentol |


Ed Cottrell, Managing Director since 2016 will now report to Doug Bagley  President of the Asia Pacific Region.

William Grant & Sons has announced a change in the reporting structure of its GTR business unit.

Ed Cottrell, Managing Director since 2016, will remain as GTR leader, but now report to Doug Bagley, President of the Asia Pacific Region.

As reported, Bagley assumed the role of Managing Director for Asia Pacific, effective 14 May 2018.

Prior to that, he held the position of CEO and partner of China International Duty Free and a number of leadership roles within Diageo including Managing Director of Global Travel & the Middle East, Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific and Commercial Director of Australia & New Zealand.

Cottrell said: “The last three years have been very successful for GTR at William Grant & Sons, growing the business by 36% since 2016. Retail promotions such as Hendrick’s World Cucumber Day and Monkey Shoulder’s #makeitmonkey have won multiple awards.

“Doug’s experience in this channel will be a great compliment to the clear momentum already established.”

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