The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed three new board members to its executive team this July.
Caroline Thompson-Hill, european managing director at Accolade, Alexei Rosin, managing director for UK and Ireland at Moët Hennessy UK Ltd and James Miles, chairman and managing director at Liv-ex Ltd, have all been appointed to the group.
Thompson-Hill brings, to the WSTA board table, a range of leadership, innovation and commercial skills as the MD at the UK’s biggest wine company.
Accolade’s headquarters are in Australia and the company has played a “key role” in helping the WSTA influence the UK/Australia free trade agreement.
Meanwhile, Rosin has over 25 years of experience within the industry, managing the Moët Hennessy portfolio in charge of brands including Dom Pérignon, Moët and Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy.
Finally, Miles brings a “different perspective” to the WSTA table with his “expertise” of fine wine and global trading. He also has “excellent contact” with SMEs in the fine wine and indie sector
Michael Saunders, chairman of the WSTA, said: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Caroline, Alexei and James to the WSTA board. Their wealth of experience across the wine and spirit sector will help strengthen the WSTA executive team.
“Their extensive knowledge of the global wine and spirit industry and SMEs will help steer the WSTA as they help members through these extremely testing times.”