Well-known and respected industry executive Kevin Baker is to leave his role as Global Travel Retail Director at Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits, effective 29 June. He said he plans to pursue personal interests.

Kevin Baker: Strong track record over more than 30 years in wines & spirits and the travel retail business

Baker joined the group in 2015, bringing more than 30 years of experience to the role. Before that he was perhaps best known for his global and regional sales and marketing roles with premium spirits brand companies Brown-Forman and Diageo.

He also held positions as Global Head of Liquor and Head of Category Europe for Liquor, Tobacco & Technology for The Nuance Group (now Dufry). That followed a directorship with distributor World of Patria International.

Over the past three years he played a key role in strengthening the travel retail business for Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits.

Baker was featured in our popular ‘Ten Easy Pieces’ series about travel retail personalities from around the world. Click here to access that column.