Job Status: Filled

Chief Executive (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Wines of Great Britain Ltd (

  Home & WineGB Office (Market Harborough), England


WineGB Chief Executive


Wines of Great Britain Ltd is the national trade body representing the wine production industry in England and Wales. This sector is at a key stage in its development: it is experiencing rapid growth and produces high-quality products for which there is a fine reputation and a growing market.

The Board of WineGB is now looking to recruit an independent professional Chief Executive (CEO), with good commercial experience, to be the outward face and voice of the industry.

The CEO will work closely with the Chairperson and the Board to develop a vibrant trade body to drive this exciting industry forward and meet the expectations of all members.


WineGB is seeking to appoint a CEO whose primary objective will be to deliver our vision:

“To establish Great Britain as a sustainable wine region of world renown, recognised and celebrated for the quality of its wines and visitor experiences.”

Key roles and responsibilities

Promoting the industry in the widest sense

The CEO will work with the Chairperson & Board in raising the profile of the industry both nationally and internationally, driving sales growth both locally and abroad. Specifically: 

·         Deliver the recently agreed generic marketing strategy

·         Develop good working relationships with other organisations

·         Work with a political adviser to liaise with Government departments and the WineGB APPG

·         Lead on the development of export opportunities

·         Develop tourism at a national level 

Membership Engagement


·         Provide first class cost-effective services to members   

·         Build individual relationships with major producers

·         Lead a fees and benefits review

·         Increase membership


Management and finance

·         Own, drive and execute the WinesGB strategy

·         Agree an annual budget with the Board and deliver it

·         Manage the quality and productivity of the executive team

·         Control constitution, quality and productivity of the Working Groups

About You

The successful candidate would need the following attributes:

·         A great enthusiasm for wine and a strong commitment to the British wine production industry

·         Marketing and management experience at a senior and strategic level

·         Outstanding managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills

·         Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

Experience within the following areas might be an advantage:

·         Government structure and processes

·         Exporting goods

·         Management within the wider wine trade at an international level

·         Management of a professional membership body

·         Reporting to a non-executive board

·         Fund-raising

·         Successful business and financial administration roles


Salary £75,000 pa

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