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Brown-Forman Travel Retail Managing Director Patrick Moran’s decision to retire robs the industry of one of its keenest minds and one of the great contributors to the ‘Trinity’ debate of recent years.
Moran was one of the key voices in the acclaimed ‘White Paper’ that came out of the inaugural Trinity Forum in 2003 and he has consistently been one of the most reasoned observers of the travel retail channel.
His experience over many years at DFS, Allied Domecq, Bacardi International, his own consultancy and most recently at Brown-Forman has seen him become a highly astute and respected industry representative and – where necessary – a constructive critic of its shortcomings.
Time and again down the years he has unhesitatingly offered his expertise to those who sought it – not least The Moodie Report – and always without any desire for payback. If the travel retail industry has moved on over recent years in terms of mutual understanding between its various stakeholders then Patrick has been a primary force in that momentum.
We and many others will raise a glass to this most elegant and articulate of men and hope that he still has a contribution to make to the business.