Board of Directors

Nick Devlin, Chief Executive Officer

Appointment Date

June 2019

Experience

Nick has played a significant role in the development of our business overseeing growth in the USA since appointment as President in 2017. Nick has a background in corporate strategy having previously worked in OC&C’s Consumer practice in London.

External appointments

None

Skills brought to the Board

Corporate strategy, revenue management and knowledge of US market

Favourite wines

White: Gerd Stepp, Pfalz Riesling
Red: Ana Diogo-Draper, Amador Touriga Nacional

James Crawford, Group Chief Financial Officer

Appointment Date

August 2015

Experience

Joined Naked Wines as Finance Director in March 2014 following a 13-year career with Diageo PLC, a global leader in beers, spirits and wine, where he held several senior finance, strategy and business development roles in the UK and North America.

External appointments

None

Skills brought to the Board

Financial skills, industry knowledge and international experience.

Favourite wines

White: Stepp Pinot Gris
Red: Kruger Elements

Ian Harding, Chairman

Appointment Date

June 2013

Experience

Spent 19 years with Kingfisher PLC, 11 years as Group Communications Director. Previously spent eight years at PWC and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

External appointments

None

Skills brought to the Board

Finance, communications, investor and media relations expertise.

Favourite wines

White: Bollinger
Red: Jordan Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

David Stead, Senior Independent Director and Non-Executive Director

Appointment Date

November 2017

Experience

David was Chief Financial Officer of Dunelm Group plc from September 2003 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to this, David was Finance Director for Boots The Chemists Ltd and Boots Healthcare International between 1991 and 2003. David is a chartered accountant, having spent the early part of his career with KPMG.

Committees

Chair of Audit Committee

External appointments

Non-Executive Director - Card Factory Plc
Non-Executive Director - Joules Group Plc

Skills brought to the Board

Finance and Public markets, extensice board experience

Favourite wines

Favourite White: Gruener Veltliner
Favourite Red: Nero d’avola

Katrina Cliffe, Non-Executive Director

Appointment Date

20 May 2019

Experience

Katrina has experience over a wide range of financial and retail institutions, including American Express and Lloyds TSB.  Through these roles she has gained valuable financial, marketing, customer relations and retail experience

Committees

Chair of Remuneration Committee, Audit: Member, Nominations: Member

External appointments

Non-Executive Director - London and Country Mortgages Limited
Non-Executive Director - Homeserve Plc
Non-Executive Director - Cembra Money Bank AG

Skills brought to the Board

Product and marketing
Subscription and membership
Board experience

Favourite wines

White: Rod Easthope Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Red: Bird on a Wire Syrah

Justin Apthorp, Non-Executive Director

Appointment Date

January 2006

Experience

Spent 25 years with Majestic, with the last 10 years as Buying Director, retiring from his executive role in 2015. Previously he worked in marketing and brand development for Bejam and Lyons Tetley.

External appointments

Trustee of Friends of St Peter's Great Berkhamsted

Skills brought to the Board

Knowledge of buying wines and wine.

Favourite wines

White: Russian River Chardonnay from the USA
Red: Central Otago Pinot Noir from New Zealand