Pernod Ricard announces four senior marketing appointments

Estelle Martin

Pernod Ricard UK (PRUK) has made four key appointments to its Marketing Leadership Team.

Estelle Martin (pictured above) has been promoted to the newly created position of Head of Experiential & Consumer Activation. This new role will have responsibility for all aspects of brand experience and advocacy, and ensuring consistent and efficient execution of brand activation programmes amongst trade partners. Martin joined PRUK in 2018 and has since held several positions in the Commercial team, most latterly as On-Trade Customer Marketing Controller.

Marnie Corrigan has joined PRUK as Brand Director, with responsibility for driving the growth of brands including Absolut, Malibu, Kahlua, Havana Club, as well as the Scotch and champagne portfolio. Corrigan joins from Pernod Ricard USA, where she held the position of Director of Consumer Engagement. She has been with the Group since 2017.

Marnie Corrigan
Marnie Corrigan

Also joining as Brand Director is Laura Stephen, who will be responsible for PRUK’s Gin, Irish Whiskey and no/low portfolio. Stephen has been with PRUK since the start of 2019, having held interim roles as Global Brand Director for Beefeater and most recently as UK Head of Marketing for the whisk(e)y portfolio. She has held a variety of marketing roles within the Group since 2006, including at Pernod Ricard Australia, Pernod Ricard USA and Irish Distillers, and has over 20 years’ experience in the FMCG industry.

Laura Stephen
Laura Stephen

PRUK has also appointed a new Director of Digital & eCommerce. Matthew Buttery will be responsible for driving digital and eCommerce delivery across the PRUK business, and makes the move from digital agency Pierian, where he was Director for Digital Strategy & Transformation. He has previously held key roles delivering commercial growth and leading digital strategy at Vodafone and Sky.

Matthew Buttery
Matthew Buttery

All four will report to Raja Banerji, Pernod Ricard UK Marketing Director. He commented: “I am delighted to welcome Estelle, Marnie, Laura and Matthew into their new roles. Their collective industry experience will help us accelerate our brand experiences through multiple channels as we continue to deliver our premium portfolio of brands to consumers.”