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Appointment of Mark Hamilton to Yealands Wine Group

Marlborough Lines Chairman David Dew is pleased to announce that the Marlborough Lines Board has appointed Mark Hamilton as a director of Yealands Wine Group (YWG) and subsidiaries. Mark will join the YWG Board as an Independent Director on 28 September 2020, and fills the vacancy left by Peter Radich when he retired from the Board in June.

Mark comes with a wealth of governance and leadership experience in the fast-moving consumer goods sector and will add significant value to the strategic growth and operational performance of YWG.

He currently holds several Independent Directorships including Epicurean Dairy Limited (The Collective), Ceres Organics Limited, Rugby Imports Ltd and Freshpork NZ Limited. His past governance roles include the Boards of New Zealand Food & Grocery Council and Jacobs Douwe Egberts.

During Mark’s management career he has held executive leadership roles such as CEO of coffee and tea company BrewGroup Ltd and prior to that held various marketing and general management roles during his time at Lion.

Commenting on his appointment, Mark says “I’m very pleased to take up the opportunity to work with the YWG Board as I believe New Zealand companies can be the best in the world in food and beverages. Yealands have very quickly built a leading New Zealand wine brand through award winning products, innovative thinking and a single-minded focus on sustainability. As New Zealander’s, Yealands is a brand we can all be proud of, and we will see its presence grow in many markets around the world.”

Yealands Wine Group Chairman, Matt Thomson says “Mark has extensive experience in building successful and innovative brands and we look forward to the insight in this area that he will bring to the Board.”


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