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.

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.

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
Supply Planning
Office, HR, IT, Liberty Productions & Apprentices


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