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Published:  23 July, 2008

Two of the UK's biggest wine and spirits companies - Allied Domecq Wine UK and Mot Hennessy UK - are starting the New Year with new men at the helm. Malcolm Dunbar, managing director of Mot Hennessy UK, took up his new role at LVMH last week, with David Meyers, former president and chief operating officer of Sleeman Breweries in Canada, replacing him. Over at Allied Domecq, Adrian McKeon takes over from Loraine McKinnon as managing director of Allied's wine division. He joins from Constellation Wines, where he was consumer and trade development director. He has also worked for BRL Hardy and Southcorp. Dunbar takes up his new post as managing director, European corporate development, next week. His role will involve strengthening Mot Hennessy's distribution organisation and capabilities in Europe', as well as looking after all of its key European distribution development projects, including mergers, acquisitions and start-ups. Dunbar has been working for LVMH since 1988. He has held various positions, including sales director of Mot Hennessy UK. His successor has also held senior positions in the Rmy Cointreau Group. In my new position I shall continue to be based in the UK, and this will enable me to keep in contact with the wine and spirits trade and allow me to complete my year as chairman of the Wine & Spirit Trades' Benevolent Society,' said Dunbar. Commenting on his new job, McKeon said: Loraine managed these brands with great skill while integrating them into the portfolio. I look forward to building on her achievements.'