Our Team

The Liberty Wines board comprises five non-executive directors and six executive directors. Between them, the non-executives have over 200 years‘ experience in the international wine trade, with on-trade and independent off-trade being their areas of speciality.

Our UK sales team covers London and across Southern, Eastern, Central and Northern England, as well as Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Meet us all by clicking on the team names below or the links in the menu.

 

David Gleave MW

David Gleave MW
Managing Director

A Master of Wine since 1986, David founded Liberty Wines in 1997 with friends Michael and Martin of Shaw + Smith, Riquet Hess and Luciann Flynn. David is one of the UK’s leading experts on Italian wines.

Gary Wyatt

Gary Wyatt
Chief Operating Officer

Gary joined Liberty Wines in January 2005, becoming chief operating officer in the summer of 2007. Responsible for all Liberty Wines’ operations teams, Gary is also a director of all the company's overseas subsidiaries.

Luciann Flynn

Luciann Flynn
Communications Director

A founder member of Liberty Wines with David, Luciann started as marketing and customer services manager and has worked in almost all areas of the company since then, including as project director.

Tom Platt

Tom Platt
Sales Director

Starting as a National Accounts Manager in 2008, Tom became Head of National Accounts in spring 2015.  He is now responsible for our growing UK and Ireland sales team, including National Accounts.  

Andrew Knott

Andrew Knott
Finance Director

Andrew joined Liberty Wines in February 2018, having worked for the past 15 years as a permanent and interim finance director, including within the food & drink manufacturing, hospitality and retail sectors.

Gonçalo Machado

Gonçalo Machado
Export Director

Gonçalo joined Liberty Wines in April 2017 with 17 years of experience in domestic and export markets, having managed Asian and European business for Sogrape Vinhos then the development of their brands in the Portuguese On-trade.

Emily Macdonald

Emily Macdonald
Director of Sales UK

Tim Tweedy

Tim Tweedy
Director of Business Development

Alex Linsley

Alex Linsley
Director of Sales Development and Insights

Sales - London
Sales - Central, Eastern & Southern England
Sales - Northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales & Channel Islands
National Accounts
Customer Services
Customer Business Support
Buying & Brand Management
Communications & Events
Finance
Supply Planning
Warehouse
Office, HR, IT, Liberty Productions & Apprentices

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