WSTA adds new board members

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has appointed two new members to its board of directors.

Having recently named a new chairman in the shape of Michael Saunders, the UK trade association has named two further board members Brad Madigan, managing director for Campari Group UK (pictured, left) and Sébastien Desreumaux, CEO of iForce and Eddie Stobart Contract Logistics (pictured below).

The pair attended their first board meeting last month.

Chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, Miles Beale, said: “The WSTA continues to fortify its Board team and I am delighted to welcome both Brad and Sébastien.

“We represent the big and the small, bringing together domestic and international businesses and uniting producers, suppliers, logistical firms and retailers – all crucial players in the wine and spirit trade.

“Each member of our Board brings to the table a different set of skills that means the WSTA can cover every issue facing this diverse sector.

“The WSTA is doing more than ever before for its members and the industry in these uncertain and testing times.”

New chairman Michael Saunders added: “I am very pleased to welcome both Brad and Sébastien to the Board. Their wealth of experience in two different fields brings a good balance which will strengthen the WSTA board.

“Brad’s extensive knowledge of the global spirits industry and expertise in the world of importing is a tremendous asset to the Board. Equally, Sébastien’s years of experience of the vast supply chain which our industry relies upon to trade will add two important voices to the WSTA boardroom.

“I look forward to working with them both, along with the rest of the board as we see out 2019 and move forward into 2020.”

One Response to “WSTA adds new board members”

  1. Wsta board appointments – where are the women has nobody told this industry that times have changed – there are many industry qualified women waiting to make a contribution – there are also a lot of women who are consumers – time to change the conversation around that board table.

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