Press release: Chris Hancock joins Wine Intelligence as Chairman following David Scotland’s retirement
For Immediate Release: 1February 2018
Wine Intelligence is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Hancock as Chairman, following David Scotland’s retirement after 10 years at the company.
Chris is a qualified chartered accountant with 25 years of global experience in corporate finance. He is currently Partner and CFO of Farm Street LLP, Non-Executive Director at Inspecs Holdings Ltd and Non-executive Director of Icelandic Water Holdings hf. Previously Chris spent many years in senior corporate finance roles in the City, most recently with JPMorgan Cazenove.
CEO Lulie Halstead commented: “We are excited that Chris is part of our team. He has worked with us on and off for a number of years, chiefly on the corporate finance side, and brings a deep knowledge of business growth in an international context. I am looking forward to working with him on the next phase of the company’s development.”
David Scotland will be retiring from his role of Chairman, which he has held since 2008. David has had a long and illustrious career in the global alcoholic beverages industry, including roles at John Harvey & Sons, five years at IDV heading up Cinzano’s international business, and Allied-Domecq as President of Europe. Since leaving Allied-Domecq, he has been a non-executive director of several FTSE-100 companies, and remains Chairman of Thomas Preston & Associates, one of the UK’s leading business coaching firms.
Lulie Halstead added: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to David for his decade of service to Wine Intelligence. His thoughtful and timely advice has allowed us to grow the business into a global leader in market research for our category, and his expertise in people development has positively influenced a whole generation of Wine Intelligence staff. We will miss him greatly and of course wish him well.”
About Wine Intelligence Ltd:
Wine Intelligence is the leading research-led strategy consultancy serving the global wine industry. It conducts client-specific research projects to aid companies to gain greater insights into wine markets and wine consumers, and helps business leaders develop business strategy and marketing plans. The company also assists businesses in developing new brands, and in formulating and communicating marketing messages within the industry.