Pernod Ricard UK today announces the departure of its Managing Director, David Haworth. He will retire at the end of August 2023, following a 34 year career with Pernod Ricard in multiple markets and leadership roles. Julia Massies, currently Chief Financial Officer of Pernod Ricard EMEA & LATAM, will replace David Haworth as Managing Director, Pernod Ricard UK.
David Haworth, Managing Director, Pernod Ricard UK commented: “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. 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 PRUK with the support of an exceptional group of colleagues.”
Julia Massies will become Managing Director, Pernod Ricard UK from September 1st. Julia joined Pernod Ricard in 2001 as Business Development Manager, after five years of consulting experience in the UK, Brazil and France. She has since held various senior finance roles in Pernod Ricard UK and at Pernod Ricard HQ as VP, Financial Communication and Investor Relations, before being promoted to CFO of Pernod Ricard EMEA & LATAM in 2021.
Julia Massies, CFO of Pernod Ricard EMEA & LATAM, added: “I am thrilled to be joining the UK team as Managing Director. I have many fond memories from when I worked in the UK previously. 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.”