Sales

Sean Hutchinson

Sean Hutchinson

General Manager of Sales

Sean has gained a broad range of experience since starting in the liquor and hospitality services industry in the mid-1980s.

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Helen Frith

Helen Frith

Director of Sales - Asia, Middle East, and Africa

Helen previously had also enjoyed working with Constellation New Zealand and other global wine companies selling, marketing and educating for over 20-plus years before joining us here.

“Wine is my passion, profession and hobby, so I am one of the lucky ones!” she says.

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Simon Kelly

Simon Kelly

Director of Sales - Europe

Simon draws on a broad base of business experience in international markets, professional qualifications – including the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) diploma – and the practical knowledge he has accumulated across all facets of the wine industry.

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Andrew Thiele

Andrew Thiele

National Sales Manager - Australia

Andrew has had over 30 years experience in the wine industry, so draws from a thorough background in his exact area of work. Before joining us in June 2009, he was State Manager New South Wales and ACT for Constellation Wines.

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Garry Critchley

Garry Critchley

NZ National Trading Manager - Wholesale & Retail

Garry qualified as a butcher before discovering the wonderful world of wine in the early 1980s. 

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Sean Jowers

Sean Jowers

NZ National Trading Manager - Grocery

Sean was born and raised in Blenheim, in the heartland of the New Zealand wine industry. He moved to Auckland to complete a Bachelor of Business degree before starting his career in wine.

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Leigh Alderton

Leigh Alderton

Vice President of Sales - USA

Leigh developed an interest in wine during his university days, working part-time in liquor stores. He completed his first wine course in 2000 and after returning from living in the UK in 2004 joined the sales team at Montana Wines.

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James McDonald

James McDonald

Market Manager - Canada

James has been working in wine sales since the early 1990s. He started off managing wine bars, then represented Montana Wines (now Pernod Ricard NZ).

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Kanarek Junior

Business Development Manager - South America

You can say Kanarek was born for the role he has now – in Brazil! Coupled with that he has a Diploma in Winemaking and Viticulture and has worked in the wine industry since 2000, all of it in New Zealand.

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Giles James

Giles James

Business Development Manager - UK

Giles has worked in the wine industry since 2001, devoting most of his career to being a wine merchant in London. He has worked for Bibendum and Corney & Barrow before joining us. 

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