Ari has an established track record as a senior executive in the global beverage industry spanning more than 30 years, including over 25 years with leading brewer SABMiller, during which time he spent nine years as Managing Director, Asia Pacific, five of which were also as CEO of Foster’s. Most recently, Ari was CEO and MD of Australia’s largest dairy processor, ASX listed Murray Goulburn.

Ari has a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Economics, Commercial Law and Marketing.

He is passionate about driving top line growth and maximising return to all stakeholders in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.

Ari Mervis

Executive Chairman

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Mike is an experienced senior executive with extensive beverage industry knowledge in Australia and internationally. As CFO for Accolade Wines, Mike’s focus is to increase shareholder value and play a lead role in driving the company’s growth agenda.

Mike’s background includes expertise in finance, commercial and general management with SABMiller across South Africa, Eastern Europe and Australia.  Most recently, Mike was Global Commercial Director for Murray Goulburn, with his role including responsibility for marketing, retail businesses in Australia and China, as well as the company’s commodity trading business globally.

Mike holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Rhodes University, and he is a qualified chartered accountant.

Mike Walsh

Chief Financial Officer

Anton is a seasoned senior executive with over 25 years’ experience, the majority of which has been in the beverage industry internationally and in Australia. As Director, Supply Chain and Operations, Anton is responsible for overseeing all of Accolade Wines’ sourcing, wine production, wine packaging, planning and logistics activities in Australia, the UK, the Americas, South Africa and New Zealand.

Anton has extensive experience in both finance and supply chain operations, including various senior country and regional roles at SABMiller in Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia.  Most recently Anton was Supply & Logistics Director at Murray Goulburn.  Anton holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town, and is a qualified chartered accountant.

Experienced in leading and managing functions in both emerging and developed markets, Anton has an established record of implementing change and achieving results in the beverage industry.

Anton van Heerden

Director – Supply Chain and Operations

Anj is a highly experienced people leader with more than 20 years as an executive human resources professional in the beverages, retail and manufacturing sectors in Australia, Asia, Africa, United Kingdom, United States and Europe.

Anj has deep expertise across all HR responsibilities however in most recent years has managed a number of successful business transformation projects both in Australia and internationally.  Anj holds a Bachelor of Arts/Laws from the University of Tasmania.

Anj is passionate about making sure people are at the heart of everything we do. She leads the People & Communications function globally, driving a high-performance, inclusive culture with a strong focus on our people and communications enabling and supporting business growth.

Anjanette Murfet

Director – People, Communications and Government Relations

Sandy is a strategic brand marketer and proven leader with over 20 years’ experience across the alcohol and beauty sectors. She has a strong track record in effectively driving brand equity and growth across different geographies at both regional and global levels.

Prior to joining Accolade Wines, Sandy was based in the UK as Global Vice President – Skincare at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the world’s largest health and beauty retailer. She has also held various senior brand, category and marketing positions at Bacardi, Foster’s, Allied Domecq, Diageo and at Treasury Wine Estates, where she was Global Brand and Business Director for Penfolds.

Sandy works closely with many of our senior leaders on getting the most from our brands across the globe and contributing to the successful execution of our growth strategy. She is also responsible for overseeing insights and innovation, marketing systems and processes.

Sandy Mayo

Director - Marketing and Global Brands

Ade is a highly experienced senior executive with a track record of leadership success spanning nearly 20 years in the Wine, Beer & Spirits and Food industries in the UK and internationally. In his current role, Ade is responsible for all commercial aspects of the Accolade Wines business in the UK and Ireland.

Ade’s wealth of drinks industry experience includes having held executive roles across strategic and general management in major organisations such as E&J Gallo, Allied Domecq, Cobra Beer, Beam Global, Southcorp and Constellation Wines. During his career, Ade has played an integral role in the successful sale and acquisition of businesses and brands, driving customer relationships and delivering exceptional commercial outcomes.

His two loves are senior commercial negotiations and building organisational talent.

Ade McKeon

Regional Managing Director – UK and Ireland

Peter was most recently the MD for Treasury Wine Estates for Asia, Middle East & Africa and Global Travel Retail, and is credited with not only being a key architect in developing their strategy in Asia, but also leading their Asia team through the recent growth phase.

His previous roles with TWE include Managing Director North Asia and General Manager Greater China and so he is exceptionally well placed to step change our performance in this critical battleground.

Peter Dixon

Regional Managing Director - Asia

Ari has an established track record as a senior executive in the global beverage industry spanning more than 30 years, including over 25 years with leading brewer SABMiller, during which time he spent nine years as Managing Director, Asia Pacific, five of which were also as CEO of Foster’s. Most recently, Ari was CEO and MD of Australia’s largest dairy processor, ASX listed Murray Goulburn.

Ari has a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Economics, Commercial Law and Marketing.

He is passionate about driving top line growth and maximising return to all stakeholders in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.

Ari Mervis

Executive Chairman

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Mike is an experienced senior executive with extensive beverage industry knowledge in Australia and internationally. As CFO for Accolade Wines, Mike’s focus is to increase shareholder value and play a lead role in driving the company’s growth agenda.

Mike’s background includes expertise in finance, commercial and general management with SABMiller across South Africa, Eastern Europe and Australia.  Most recently, Mike was Global Commercial Director for Murray Goulburn, with his role including responsibility for marketing, retail businesses in Australia and China, as well as the company’s commodity trading business globally.

Mike holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Rhodes University, and he is a qualified chartered accountant.

Mike Walsh

Chief Financial Officer

Anton is a seasoned senior executive with over 25 years’ experience, the majority of which has been in the beverage industry internationally and in Australia. As Director, Supply Chain and Operations, Anton is responsible for overseeing all of Accolade Wines’ sourcing, wine production, wine packaging, planning and logistics activities in Australia, the UK, the Americas, South Africa and New Zealand.

Anton has extensive experience in both finance and supply chain operations, including various senior country and regional roles at SABMiller in Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia.  Most recently Anton was Supply & Logistics Director at Murray Goulburn.  Anton holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town, and is a qualified chartered accountant.

Experienced in leading and managing functions in both emerging and developed markets, Anton has an established record of implementing change and achieving results in the beverage industry.

Anton van Heerden

Director – Supply Chain and Operations

Anj is a highly experienced people leader with more than 20 years as an executive human resources professional in the beverages, retail and manufacturing sectors in Australia, Asia, Africa, United Kingdom, United States and Europe.

Anj has deep expertise across all HR responsibilities however in most recent years has managed a number of successful business transformation projects both in Australia and internationally.  Anj holds a Bachelor of Arts/Laws from the University of Tasmania.

Anj is passionate about making sure people are at the heart of everything we do. She leads the People & Communications function globally, driving a high-performance, inclusive culture with a strong focus on our people and communications enabling and supporting business growth.

Anjanette Murfet

Director – People, Communications and Government Relations

Sandy is a strategic brand marketer and proven leader with over 20 years’ experience across the alcohol and beauty sectors. She has a strong track record in effectively driving brand equity and growth across different geographies at both regional and global levels.

Prior to joining Accolade Wines, Sandy was based in the UK as Global Vice President – Skincare at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the world’s largest health and beauty retailer. She has also held various senior brand, category and marketing positions at Bacardi, Foster’s, Allied Domecq, Diageo and at Treasury Wine Estates, where she was Global Brand and Business Director for Penfolds.

Sandy works closely with many of our senior leaders on getting the most from our brands across the globe and contributing to the successful execution of our growth strategy. She is also responsible for overseeing insights and innovation, marketing systems and processes.

Sandy Mayo

Director - Marketing and Global Brands

Ade is a highly experienced senior executive with a track record of leadership success spanning nearly 20 years in the Wine, Beer & Spirits and Food industries in the UK and internationally. In his current role, Ade is responsible for all commercial aspects of the Accolade Wines business in the UK and Ireland.

Ade’s wealth of drinks industry experience includes having held executive roles across strategic and general management in major organisations such as E&J Gallo, Allied Domecq, Cobra Beer, Beam Global, Southcorp and Constellation Wines. During his career, Ade has played an integral role in the successful sale and acquisition of businesses and brands, driving customer relationships and delivering exceptional commercial outcomes.

His two loves are senior commercial negotiations and building organisational talent.

Ade McKeon

Regional Managing Director – Europe

Peter was most recently the MD for Treasury Wine Estates for Asia, Middle East & Africa and Global Travel Retail, and is credited with not only being a key architect in developing their strategy in Asia, but also leading their Asia team through the recent growth phase.

His previous roles with TWE include Managing Director North Asia and General Manager Greater China and so he is exceptionally well placed to step change our performance in this critical battleground.

Peter Dixon

Regional Managing Director - Asia