Diageo will be moving from its Norwalk North American primary office location to New York City in the next 18 months. Deirdre Mahlan, President, Diageo North America said, “With both Diageo Norwalk and New York office leases due to expire, we have taken the opportunity to review our future workplace locations. In January 2020, we will move our Diageo offices to two new locations, one in Fairfield County and one in New York. We are committed to continuing to operate in Connecticut. Our Fairfield County office will house a number of teams, including our innovation center of excellence. We share the governor’s optimism for the future of the state and look forward to helping deliver on that vision.” Its location will be in Lower Manhattan. A Diageo spokesperson wrote, “Ultimately, we want to ensure we have the best conditions for delivering performance, by improving ways of working, creating the best working environment for our people, while giving us greater access to key talent pools.” The news was first reported in Norwalk’s The Hour newspaper on January 10.