WSET announces Michelle Brampton as new CEO

Wednesday, 12 January, 2022
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The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed Michelle Brampton as its new CEO.

Michelle will join WSET on 1st February as CEO designate and will spend two months working alongside current CEO Ian Harris, who steps down on 15th April. Michelle previously spent 19 years at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), where she most recently held the role of Managing Director Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from 2018 to 2021. During this time Michelle was also on the boards of both The Drinks Trust and the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA). Earlier in her time at TWE, she gained international and commercial leadership experience as Commercial Director UK & Ireland and as CFO, EMEA and South East Asia.

Chair of the WSET Board, Simon McMurtrie commented: “The Trustees are delighted that Michelle has accepted our invitation to lead the WSET in the coming years. Michelle’s track record at Treasury Wine Estates and, more recently her wider role in the drinks trade, make her the ideal successor to Ian, following his remarkable 20 years as CEO”.

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