Tom King will join 13 other people on the WSTA board

Tom King will join 13 other people on the WSTA board

Treasury Wine Estates' European head, Tom King, has joined the board of the UK's Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

King, who has also worked for Bacardi, joins 13 other WSTA board members including Diageo GB manager Charles Ireland and MD for Pernod Ricard UK Laurent Pillet. Board chair is Dan Jago, CEO of Berry Bros & Rudd.

"It is a great privilege to be appointed to the WSTA board, especially at a time of such importance to the wine and spirits industry," King said. "We are faced with several key challenges and opportunities in the coming years and I look forward to helping the WSTA frame its engagement with government and the trade over this period, as well as contributing to the great work that the WSTA does for our industry."

The WSTA is the UK organisation for the wine and spirit industry, representing over 300 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wine and spirits. This month it reported that sparkling wine sales in the UK rose 12% in 2016.

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