Senior Management & Trustees

Senior Management Group

Chief Executive, Ian Harris DipWSET

Ian joined WSET as Chief Executive in 2002, and has overall responsibility for the Trust - reporting to the WSET Board of Trustees. Ian's vision is to continue the global growth of WSET while raising the profile of WSET to ensure it meets the needs of an ever-changing global wine and spirit market.

UK Business Development Director, Graham Cox DipWSET

With over 20 years’ experience in the wine and spirits trade, Graham is responsible for growing WSET student numbers throughout the UK. He leads the nationwide Business Development team which includes line management for the WSET School, London.

International Development Director, Jude Mullins DipWSET

In addition to overall management responsibility for the International Development team, Jude manages the development of Diploma course providers outside the UK. She also teaches the WSET Educator Training Programme and has a major focus on the development of WSET Asia-Pacific.

Director of Global Education, Karen Douglas DipWSET

Karen has management responsibility for the WSET's Product Development Managers and translation team, ensuring that all WSET programmes are current and fit-for-purpose. Karen also manages WSET’s Educator Training Programme and teaches at all levels.

Finance Director, Angela Fordham

Angela has overall responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Sales Order Processing and Facilities. Members of her department  provide the administration and technical support required for the smooth running of WSET. She is also Company Secretary with responsibility for legal issues.

Marketing Director, Jacki Reid BDes (Hons), PG Dip IDM

With a background in brand management and design coupled with broad marketing experience in the charitable and not-for-profit sectors, Jacki is responsible for managing all aspects of WSET's global marketing strategies, media and communications, and corporate brand identity. 

Strategic Planning Director, Antony Moss MW, DipWSET

Antony is responsible for producing the Trust’s Strategic Plan, ensuring the business focus is on meeting the needs of the global wine and spirits industries. He carries out regular consultation with industry, training providers and students.

Director of WSET Awards, Matthew Forster MW, DipWSET

Matthew heads up WSET Awards, the awarding body division of WSET. He is responsible for managing the creation, processing and certification of all WSET qualifications and is the main point of contact for the UK regulatory authorities.

IT Director, Anthony Cook

With over 15 years’ Information Technology service delivery and project management experience in the private and non-profit sectors, Anthony is responsible for developing and implementing the IT strategy to deliver first class services to WSET's UK and Global offices.

USA Business Development Director, Dave Rudman

Dave is responsible for the growth and development of WSET in the USA. He is a 10+ year veteran of the drinks business, with a foundation in hospitality, and 6+ years in sales management within the US Distributor market.

Board of Trustees

James Simpson MW, Chairman of Trustees

James joined the Board of Trustees in 2011 and represents the Vintners Company. He is Managing Director of Pol Roger UK.

Troy Christensen

Troy joined the Board of Trustees in 2014 and represents the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. He is Chief Executive of Enotria.

Rick Connor

Rick joined the Board of Trustees in 2016 and represents the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. He is recently retired from Pernod Ricard and ex-Seagram.

Jonathan Driver

Jonathan joined the Board of Trustees in 2012 and represents the Worshipful Company of Distillers. He is Rare Whisky Director for Whyte & Mackay.

Nick Hyde

Nick joined the Board of Trustees in 2013 and represents the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. He is Chairman of Vranken Pommery UK.

Susan McCraith MW

Susan joined the Board of Trustees in 2016 and represents the Vintners Company. She is a wine consultant for Conviviality Plc.


Simon Thorpe MW

Simon joined the Board of Trustees in 2014 representing the Institute of Masters of Wine. He is Chief Executive of Negociants UK.

Michael Turner

Michael joined the Board of Trustees in 2014 and represents the Vintners Company. He is Chairman of Fuller, Smith and Turner.