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William Grant & Sons appoints former Gucci head

Published:  09 August, 2011

William Grant & Sons has announced the appointment of former chief executive officer and president of the Gucci Group, Robert Polet to the company's board.

For the past seven years, Polet developed and built brands such as Gucci, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, Boucheron and Alexander McQueen.


He will join as a non-executive director at the premium spirits business and independent family distillers, with effect from September 1.


William Grant & Sons' chairman, Peter Gordon, said:  "Robert has a special track record of leading and developing luxury brands, which will be valuable to our board as we continue our journey to make our brands the envy of the spirits industry.

"We look forward to Robert contributing to the board as a non-executive director, and also, to his participation in strategic projects as agreed with our chief executive, Stella David," he said.