Board of Directors

Rowan Gormley, Chief Executive Officer

Appointment Date

April 2015

Experience

Co-founded Virgin Money, The Virgin One Account, Virgin Wines and Naked Wines.

Qualified as a chartered accountant and spent seven years at Electra Investment Management.

External appointments

None

Skills brought to the Board

Founder of Naked Wines

Favourite wines

Whatever is in front of me!

James Crawford, Group Chief Financial Officer

Appointment Date

August 2015

Experience

Joined Naked Wines as Finance Director in March 2014 following a 13-year career with Diageo PLC, a global leader in beers, spirits and wine, where he held several senior finance, strategy and business development roles in the UK and North America.

External appointments

None

Skills brought to the Board

Financial skills, industry knowledge and international experience.

Favourite wines

White: Definition Chardonnay
Red: Chateau Laforge St. Emilion

Greg Hodder, Non-Executive Chairman

Appointment Date

October 2015

Experience

Chief Executive of Charles Tyrwhitt for 9 years.  Chief Executive Officer of Direct Wines for 14 years.  He has also formerly held senior positions at Smallbone USA.

External appointments

Non Executive Director at Hotel Chocolat

Skills brought to the Board

Retail and wine sector experience, focus on multi-channel and e-commerce delivery.

Favourite wines

Red: Definition Rioja
White: Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc

Ian Harding, Senior Independent Director and Non-Executive Director

Appointment Date

June 2013

Experience

Spent 16 years with Kingfisher PLC, 11 years as Group Communications Director, previously spent eight years at PWC and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Committees

Chair of Remuneration Committee.

External appointments

None

Skills brought to the Board

Finance, communications, investor and media relations expertise.

Favourite wines

Red: Jordan Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
White: Bollinger

Justin Apthorp, Non-Executive Director

Appointment Date

January 2006

Experience

Spent 25 years with Majestic, with the last 10 years as Buying Director, before retiring from his executive role at the end of 2015. Previously he worked in marketing and brand development for Bejam and Lyons Tetley.

External appointments

Governor of Berkhamsted School since 2005.

Skills brought to the Board

Knowledge of buying and Majestic Wine.

Favourite wines

White: Russian River Chardonnay from the USA
Red: Central Otago Pinot Noir from New Zealand

David Stead, Non-Executive Director

Appointment Date

November 2017

Experience

David was Chief Financial Officer of Dunelm Group plc from September 2003 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to this, David was Finance Director for Boots The Chemists Ltd and Boots Healthcare International between 1991 and 2003. David is a chartered accountant, having spent the early part of his career with KPMG.

Committees

Chair of Audit Committee

External appointments

David is currently Non-Executive Director of Card Factory plc and Joules Group plc. He is also a member of the Council at the University of Birmingham.

Skills brought to the Board

Finance, Public markets

Favourite wines

Favourite White - Gruener Veltliner
Favourite Red - Nero d’avola