Pernod Ricard appoints Conor McQuaid as Executive Vice President of Corporate Communication, Sustainability & Responsibility and Public Affairs
APRIL 28, 2022 – Pernod Ricard is pleased to announce the appointment of Conor McQuaid as Executive Vice President of Corporate Communication, Sustainability and Responsibility (S&R) and Public Affairs as of July 1st, 2022. Conor will report to Alexandre Ricard, Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard. He will be a member of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee, based in Paris.
This newly-created global position brings together Corporate Communication, S&R and Public Affairs for the first time within Pernod Ricard. Conor brings to this role a wealth of industry experience and expertise from working in both our markets and brand companies, as well as within Global Business Development. As a COMEX member, he has contributed to shaping Pernod Ricard’s business strategy since 2015.
Conor McQuaid holds a degree in International Marketing & Languages from Dublin City University and Universidad de Sevilla. He began his career with Golden Vale Group plc before joining Irish Distillers Ltd in 1998 as Regional Manager for Southern Europe. He subsequently became Regional Director for Europe in 2000 before taking up the position of International Commercial Director of Irish Distillers Ltd in July 2005. He was appointed Managing Director of Pernod Ricard South Africa in July 2011. In March 2015, Conor McQuaid was appointed Global Business Development Director before moving back to Dublin as Chairman & CEO of Irish Distillers in July 2018.
ABOUT PERNOD RICARD
Pernod Ricard is the world’s No 2 in wines and spirits with consolidated sales of €8,824 million in FY 2021. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008).
Pernod Ricard, which owns 16 of the Top 100 Spirits Brands, holds one of the most prestigious and comprehensive brand portfolios in the industry, including: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, and Kenwood wines.
Pernod Ricard’s brands are distributed across 160+ markets and by its own salesforce in 73 markets. The Group’s decentralised organisation empowers its 18,500 employees to be true on-the-ground ambassadors of its vision of “Créateurs de Convivialité.” As reaffirmed by the Group’s strategic plan, “Transform and Accelerate,” deployed in 2018, Pernod Ricard’s strategy focuses on investing in long-term, profitable growth for all stakeholders.
The Group remains true to its three founding values: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics, as illustrated by the 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “Good times from a good place.” In recognition of Pernod Ricard’s strong commitment to sustainable development and responsible consumption, it has received a Gold rating from Ecovadis. Pernod Ricard is also a United Nations’ Global Compact LEAD company. Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN Code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 and Eurostoxx 50 indices.
SOURCE: Pernod Ricard