Edrington appoints Hyde chief financial officer

Paul Hyde

Glasgow-based drinks company Edrington — owner of The Macallan, Highland Park and Famous Grouse — said it appointed Paul Hyde as its new chief financial officer.

He succeeds Alex Short,  who died on July 4.

Hyde is a chartered accountant who joined the company in 1997 and occupied a number of senior finance roles before becoming the company’s strategy and development director.

He was appointed to the Edrington Board in 2015 as managing director of regional power brands.

In that role he led Edrington’s blended Scotch whisky and rum portfolio — The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, and Brugal — with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Dominican Republic.

Edrington chief executive Ian Curle said: “I’m very pleased to confirm that Paul will become Edrington’s chief financial officer.

“He has made a significant contribution to the company’s development over a period spanning nearly 20 years.

“His extensive commercial experience and leadership qualities will be invaluable for this key board appointment.”