Anna Lawrence and Greta Rountree

Premium wine business, Dionysus Investments – which owns the Messenger, Mutu and Moana Park Estate wine brands – has announced it has expanded its Auckland team with two marketing hires.

Anna Lawrence has joined the team as Chief Marketing Officer where she will be responsible for developing and growing the business’ global brands across advertising, digital channels, events, sponsorships and customer engagement.

Lawrence joins Dionysus from The Warehouse Group, where she led the marketing team across The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery and Noel Leeming.

Prior to that, she held senior roles at Asahi Beverages, DB Breweries and Pernod Ricard New Zealand.

Working alongside Lawrence will be Greta Rountree, who has been appointed as Brand Manager across the Messenger, Mutu and Moana Park Estate labels. S

“This is a very exciting time for Dionysus,” says Dionysus CEO, Julian Davidson.

“We took ownership of the wine brands and vineyards a little over 18-months ago, and we have quickly assembled a world-class team.

“Anna’s strategic leadership and creative vision, alongside Greta’s digital expertise will be invaluable as we press forward with our accelerated growth plans and goal to be a world recognised producer of luxury and ultra-premium wines grown in New Zealand’s iconic wine growing regions.”

Negociants New Zealand has announced the appointment of Danielle McGilvary to the position of National Sales Manager – On premise and Independent Retail, starting in June.

Danielle McGilvary

McGilvary’s career path has taken her from the hospitality sector to channel sales roles at Delegats Australia, Pernod Ricard and Asahi Beverages – The Better Drinks Co.

Danielle has a strong background in account management alongside national sales team responsibilities.

“We are very confident that Danielle has the proven track record in multi-channel business with the energy, enthusiasm and experience to be a significant asset to our quality focussed driven, family-owned business,” says Dean McHenry, Negociants NZ General Manager.

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