Distil appoints Roland Grain to its Board as Non-Executive Director alongside Marketing & Operations Director Kate O’Connell as Executive Director

– UK, London –  Distil plc (LON: DIS), the owner of premium drinks brands RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Gin and Vodka, Blavod Black Vodka, Jago’s Cream Liqueur and Diva Vodka, today announced the appointment to its Board of Roland Grain as non-executive director and Kate O’Connell, Marketing & Operations Director, from 1st January 2021.

“I am delighted to welcome both Roland and Kate to the board as we seek to further strengthen our team and take Distil into the next phase of development. An independent non-executive director is sought to bring balance and we will begin the search in January,” said Executive Chairman, Don Goulding.

He added: “My personal thanks go to Mark Quinn who, as a non-executive director, has been of great support and guidance to the board since 2010 and played an important role in helping lay the foundation for growth”

About Roland Grain

Roland has extensive experience in the Spirits industry within multi-faceted roles as an Owner, Investor and Director. Firstly, Roland has been an Investor in East London Liquor Company since 2015 and became a Director in 2020, as well as being the Owner of Austria’s largest whisky importer and distributor, Potstill Spirits Trading GmbH, since 2019. Roland is also the founding Investor and a Director of Manly Spirits. Additionally, Roland is the CEO and Owner of Grain GmbH since 1994, which provides IT Services focused on large international corporations.

Roland has a Master of Science degree in Controlling and Financial Leadership from Danube University.

About Kate O’Connell

Kate is an integral longstanding employee at Distil having joined the business in 2011 as Marketing Manager, before then being promoted to Marketing and Operations Director in 2017. Before joining Distil, Kate was Marketing Manager at The Juice Brewery Ltd from 2008-2011.

Kate has a BA degree in Criminology from the University of Leicester.

About Distil

Distil Plc is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. It owns drinks brands in a number of sectors of the alcoholic drinks market. These include premium spiced rum, vodka, gin, vodka vanilla cream liqueur and are called RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Vintage Gin, Blackwoods Vodka, Blavod Original Black Vodka, Diva Vodka and Jago’s Vanilla Cream Liqueur.

For more information: https://www.distil.uk.com/

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