Directors

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.

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 (including Finance, Customer Services, Warehouse, Shipping, IT and HR), Gary is also a director of all the company's overseas subsidiaries.

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 sales team across the UK and Ireland, including National Accounts. Like David and Gary, he is a keen cyclist and whizzes around his native Scotland whenever he has the opportunity.

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

Goncalo joined Liberty Wines in April 2017. He started his career in the wine trade in Portugal, and moved to London in January 2016. Goncalo has 17 years of experience in domestic and export markets, having managed Asian and European business for Sogrape Vinhos before being challenged to develop the group’s brands in the Portuguese On-trade.

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.

Sales Representatives

Our UK sales team covers London and across Southern, Central and Northern England, as well as Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. Prospective customers should contact Benedict Cooper on [email protected] for more information on our services or to set up an account.