Molson Coors Brewing Company has appointed Ryan McFarland as General Manager for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
He will succeed Keith Fagan, Country Manager for ROI, who is leaving the business after 10 years’ service.
McFarland has been with the company for three years and was previously Director of Northern Ireland.
Speaking about his new position, Ryan McFarland said: "We’ve made fantastic progress in building our business over the past few years, but with our broader portfolio of exciting brands we believe there is plenty of opportunity to accelerate that growth.”
Prior to joining Molson Coors, McFarland spent 12 years working in the luxury and premium spirits sector holding senior UK and Irish roles within Bacardi Brown Forman and Remy Cointreau.
ABFI Board Announcement
McFarland will also be joining the board of the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI), the brewing company said in a statement.
Welcoming Ryan McFarland to the ABFI, Patricia Callan, director of ABFI said: “The beer sector and wider drinks industry is undergoing a period of exciting growth and development, with a huge amount of innovation. I’d like to congratulate Ryan on his appointment and look forward to working closely with him on the ABFI Board as we navigate through the challenges and opportunities ahead.
The drinks giant announced that due to his departure from Molson Coors, Fagan will be vacating his position on the ABFI board and this will be taken up by McFarland.
Fagan will also be stepping down from the position of Chairman of the Irish Brewers Association (IBA).
A decision on the new Chairperson of the IBA has not yet been reached, however, a new person will be elected to fill this role in the coming weeks.
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