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William Grant makes Europe TR appointments

Spirits supplier William Grant & Sons Global Travel Retail (GTR) has announced two new appointments to its Europe team during April.

Marina Steel is one of two new faces joining William Grant & Sons' Europe travel retail team
Marina Steel is one of two new faces joining William Grant & Sons’ Europe travel retail team

Marina Steel, formerly business development manager for world travel retail at The Hershey Company, has joined the firm as business development manager GTR Europe. Steel’s responsibilities will include managing key travel retail accounts in the region, such as Lagardère Travel Retail and International Duty Free. She replaces Cecile Vangelisti, who recently left the business.

Jillie Cooper has also joined the GTR Europe team as business development executive, a new role created for the exploration of opportunities throughout the traveller’s journey. Cooper joined William Grant in 2015 as part of the Saltire Programme, an entrepreneur immersion course, as a Foundation Fellow cohort, and has been based in Scotland working across different roles. She was previously a professional badminton player.

“We welcome Marina and Jillie to the team and would like to thank Cecile Vangelisti for her contribution to our business over the past few years,” said Andre de Almeida, William Grant & Sons regional director Europe travel retail.

“Marina brings a wealth of experience in GTR and will be a familiar face to some of our customers, while Jillie’s unusual background is sure to serve her well in this diverse channel.”

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