Simon Robinson – Chairman – appointed 1 Sept 2017
Simon is the principal shareholder of Hattingley Valley Wines Ltd in Hampshire which he founded in 2008. He retired in 2013 after spending 24 years as a partner with city solicitors Slaughter and May where he worked in the Corporate Department specialising in international mergers and acquisitions, asset management and financing matters. He was previously Chairman of the Governing Body of Charterhouse School (2011 to 2017) and Chairman of the investment company, JP Morgan Senior Secured Loan Fund.
Peter Gladwin – Group A Director & Vice Chairman – appointed 1 Sept 2017
Peter is the co-owner of Nutbourne Vineyard, where he is involved in the day to day operation of the vineyard and winery. Peter has spent his working life in the hospitality sector including event catering and restaurants. He was previously the Chairman of the UKVA
Bruce Tindale – Group A director – appointed 1 Sept 2017
Bruce and his wife Sibylla established their award winning High Clandon Estate Vineyard in 2004 which they run together. He completed his degree in viticulture at Plumpton College after retiring as Chief Executive of PA Consulting in 2007. Bruce also chaired the planning committee for the successful UK based International Cool Climate Wine Symposium in 2016.
Nick Wenman – Group A director – appointed 28 May 2020
Nick is the founder and owner of Albury Organic Vineyard in the Surrey Hills which he planted in 2009. He retired in 2005 having spent 25 years in the IT industry working for large corporates as well as running his own businesses. Prior to joining the WineGB Board in 2020 he was Chairman of WineGB South East and was a member of the planning committee for the UK International Cool Climate Wine Symposium in 2016.
Sam Linter – Group B director – appointed 20 Aug 2019
Sam is Managing Director of Bolney Wine Estate in Sussex and has been involved in the industry for over 20 years, during which time she has driven Bolney to become one of the country’s leading wine estates. She also lead the WineGB export committee until taking on the director role and in that position has driven the export agenda forwards with considerable pace and success.
Tamara Roberts – Group B director – appointed 1 Sept 2017
Tamara is the CEO of Ridgeview Estate Winery, a second-generation family company situated in the South Downs National Park producing world class sparkling wines. Tamara also represents the interests of the English wine industry on the board of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association
Frazer Thompson – Group B director – appointed 1 Sept 2017
Frazer was appointed as CEO of Chapel Down (English Wines plc) in 2001 after a background in the brewing industry. Since being appointed he has listed the company and developed the business which makes some of England’s finest wines and beer, and has a thriving tourism trade.
Tim Ingram Hill – Regional director – appointed 1 Sept 2017
Tim is currently a partner in Southcott Vineyard in Wiltshire which he planted with his wife Sarah in 2005. Tim was Chairman of RoadChef Plc from 1988 to 1998 when he sold to a private finance group but remained as a non-executive director until it was sold again in 2007. He was Chairman of Ingram Hotels Ltd and then Director and Chairman of Caterham Cars Ltd (2008-2011). He is also Chairman of The Ingram Hill Foundation, a family charity, a liveryman of the Clockmakers Company and current Chairman of the WineGB Wessex Regional Association.
Dominic Buckwell – Legal Counsel – appointed 1 January 2019
Dominic joined the board of WineGB as Legal Counsel in 2019 and has been the General Counsel for Seaco since 2006. Dominic has a passion for wine and is the proud owner of the worlds smallest registered vineyard with just two vines in his Sussex garden.
Wines of Great Britain is a company limited by guarantee and overseen by a Board of nine Directors. It employs a small executive team with a Chief Executive, Marketing Manager, Operations Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Administration Officer and Digital Media Officer. The Regional Vineyard Associations are an important part of the industry structure and all members are also members of their regional association. WineGB is an independent, non-profit organisation financed by its members and seeks additional funding from industry sponsors.