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Pernod Ricard UK MD David Haworth to retire

David Haworth, the managing director of Pernod Ricard UK, will retire at the end of August after 34 years with the company.

David Haworth Pernod
David Haworth has worked at Pernod Ricard for 34 years

Haworth has worked across various markets and in numerous leadership roles during his career with the Jameson Irish whiskey owner.

Julia Massies, currently chief financial officer of Pernod Ricard EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and LATAM (Latin America), will become managing director, Pernod Ricard UK, from 1 September 2023.

“It has been a privilege to work with so many talented people over so many years and now is a good time to do something else,” Haworth said.

Julia Massies Pernod Ricard
Julia Massies will take up her new role in September

“I’m confident in the long-term resilience of the UK market and that the team – led now by Julia – will maintain market momentum for PR UK with the support of an exceptional group of colleagues.”

Massies joined Pernod Ricard in 2001 as business development manager with five years of consulting experience in the UK, Brazil and France.

During her time at the company, Massies has worked across a number of senior finance roles, including VP, financial communications and investor relations. She was named chief financial officer of Pernod Ricard EMEA and LATAM in 2021.

“I have many fond memories from when I worked in the UK previously,” Massies said. “I can’t wait to get to know all our colleagues in the business, our customers and our consumers.

“Together we will build on David’s legacy of winning in market while delivering our ambitious diversity and environmental roadmaps.”

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