Simon Robinson and David Parkinson

David Parkinson, right, and Simon Robinson at the WineGB Trade and Press Tasting in 2018

WineGB has announced today that David Parkinson will be stepping down from the role of CEO. He will be remaining on the WineGB Board as non-executive director, with the specific brief to drive the industry’s strategy across government departments, MPs, regional and local councils and other related bodies. David will also continue to be involved in long-term communications and marketing projects. The decision was made due to health reasons and these changes will allow him to focus his time on these key areas.

Peter Gladwin, WineGB’s Vice Chairman will step in to the role of non-executive Managing Director and together with Simon Robinson, Chairman, will manage the organisation in the short term.

“We are delighted that David is remaining with us. His political and strategic experience and contribution has seen WineGB as an organisation move forward significantly in the last twelve months,” commented Simon Robinson.

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