Allied Domecq has drafted in its brand marketing man Ian Hannah as
director of corporate communications.
Hannah, president of Allied Domecq Spirits and Wine international brand
group for Europe, will replace Henry Pomeroy who is retiring in
Pomeroy will retain his responsibility for alcohol issues until his
The corporate affairs job reports to Allied Domecq director of corporate
affairs Tony Pratt and covers media relations, internal communications,
sponsorship and community affairs.
Hannah joined Allied Domecq in 1989 from rival drinks company IDV. He
has been managing director of two wine and spirits subsidiaries: Harveys
of Bristol and James Burrough.
A year ago Allied Domecq split its international brand groups into
European and US. Hannah was pulled in to head the European arm,
overseeing strategy for its Scotch whiskies, brandies and sherries
including Courvoisier and Teacher’s Highland Cream.