Robin is managing director of Decanter, a premium, multi-platform brand with authoritative wine content at its core. From a magazine heritage, the brand has successfully expanded to build the world’s largest wine awards (Decanter World Wine Awards), the Decanter Asia Wine Awards in Hong Kong, premium wine tasting events in London, Shanghai and New York (Decanter Fine Wine Encounters), a leading wine website at www.decanter.com, and more recently, Decanter Premium, a wine reviews subscription service.
Robin has close to 30 years commercial experience, primarily in the wine business and at Board level. Prior to his appointment at Decanter in 2018, Robin was chief executive for six years at The Wine Society, a customer owned, non-profit co-operative offering a range of over 1,500 wines and spirits to its 150,000 active members. During Robin’s time as CEO, The Wine Society significantly increased membership, sales and its digital footprint. Before this, Robin spent 18 years with Berry Bros & Rudd, starting as duty manager for the business’ first duty free store, progressing to retail director, and in 2006 was promoted to the board as chief operating officer.