UKVA Management Committee
Small producer, Oatley Vineyard, Somerset. Jane was formerly Secretary of the UKVA’s Sustainability Group.
Finance specialist, also with a small vineyard, Home Farm Vineyard , Lincolnshire.
business and marketing wine consultant. Mike was a WineSkills mentor in marketing and business development.
Consultant winemaker, Hattingley Valley Wines, Hampshire.
Large producer, English Wine Producers committee member, Ridgeview Estate, East Sussex.
Wine chemist. Geoff is founder of the UK’s largest wine analysis company, Corkwise, now a part of Campden BRI.
Small producer, High Clandon Estate, Surrey. Bruce was also Chair of the planning committee for the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2016.
English Wine Producers Marketing Director.
The Management Committee was created by the UKVA Council in February 2016 to boost the capacity of the UKVA’s governance and management. The Management Committee meets quarterly and works mainly through subgroups. Membership was initially by invitation, to represent all sectors of the industry and different sizes of producer, with geographic spread. Members also have useful professional backgrounds, for example in law, finance, wine marketing and wine science research.
The UKVA is keen to minimise additional costs and committee members give their time voluntarily and largely meet their own expenses. The Vintners Company has generously offered their boardroom without charge for meetings.
The bulk of the work has been carried forward through subgroups. These working groups have co-opted additional members and work mainly through email and Skype, to keep costs down.
Current working groups are: