Monday, December 21, 2015


William Grant & Sons has announced that its CEO Stella David, will be stepping down in February 2016.

Stella joined William Grant & Sons in August 2009 and has overseen impressive growth of the company’s award-winning portfolio of spirit brands.

William Grant & Sons CEO Stella David to step down in February 2016

Since joining the global spirits business and independent family distillers, Stella has overseen the acquisition of Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and Drambuie, and delivered exceptional results for the business, with great growth of brands such as Hendrick’s gin and The Balvenie single malt Scotch whisky.

Commenting on the news, Stella David, said: “I am immensely proud of my time at William Grant & Sons and there is no doubt that there is a huge amount I am going to miss about the company. It has been an incredible journey, with a focus on building brands, planning for the long term, working with a talented array of people and very supportive family shareholders. I wish the company every success for the future.”

Stella will be succeeded by current Chief Commercial Officer Simon Hunt, who has been with William Grant & Sons since October 2007. He will take over the role of Chief Executive on March 1st 2016 and Stella will continue in an advisory capacity until the end of May 2016.

Posted by Steve Rush