Invivo appoints ex-Accolade chief as director

12th September, 2017 by Arabella Mileham

Boutique New Zealand wine company Invivo Wines has appointed Paul Schaafsma, the former director of Accolade Wines, to lead the company as it eyes up global growth.

Former Accolade CEO Paul Schaafsma joins Invivo Wines

Invivo co-founder Tim Lightbourne described the appointment as an “incredible coup” for the New Zealand winery, which was set up in 2008 and broke a New Zealand record in 2015 by raising more than NZ$2 million (£1m) in a crowdfunded drive. The company is aiming to hit sales worth NZ$25m (£12.6m) by 2020 and last week reported a 70% jump in sales

“We’re over the moon to have a director with Paul’s background and understanding of the wine world,” he said. “We spent a long time finding the right director to join….

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