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Mark Harvey to be MD wines at Chapel Down

English wine and drinks producer Chapel Down is appointing Mark Harvey, formerly business development director at LVMH, as its new managing director - wine. He joins September 14. He will report to Frazer Thompson, CEO of the Group, and is expected to join the Board before the end of the year.

Thompson says: “We are delighted to welcome Mark to the team. He joins at an exciting time. There are huge opportunities and challenges ahead in both English wine and beer and we need the very best talent at Chapel Down to ensure that we are able to better build our business and our brands. Mark brings a wealth of experience in luxury drinks development as well as the personality and intelligence to help us shape the future of the English wine industry. His appointment will enable us to make our wine and beer business as good as they can be.

Harvey comments: "I'm thrilled to be joining the Chapel Down team at such an exciting time for the English Wine industry. We have a winning combination of outstanding wines, a fantastic team and world class customers. I'm really looking forward to the challenges and enormous opportunities ahead."

13 July 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor