Miller Brands UK, the UK arm of international brewer SABMiller, has appointed Gary Haigh, current president of the company's subsidiary in Poland, as its new managing director.
Haigh is to replace Nick Miller, who resigned in July to become chief executive of London brewery Meantime.
Haigh, who is set to start his new job in mid-September, was appointed managing director of Kompania Piwowarska in June 2009.
He joined SABMiller in 2005 as managing director of its European Export Division, where he tripled the division's lager volumes in his first three years and set up operations in Spain, Sweden, Austria and France.
Alan Clark, managing director of SABMiller Europe, said: "I am delighted that Gary will be taking the helm at our strong and growing Miller Brands business. The UK team will benefit from his experience in the beverages industry and his proven track record in establishing and building premium import beer brands in European markets."
Haigh said: "The UK's appetite for premium beer continues to grow, making this an exciting market. I look forward to building on Miller Brands' strong growth trajectory in the UK and contributing to its future growth."
Rob Priday, currently president of SABMiller's Peruvian subsidiary, Backus, will succeed Haigh as president of Kompania Piwowarska in October.