Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Michelle Brampton
Michelle became WSET’s CEO in April 2022. She is the driving force behind the organisation’s strategy and purpose which is “empowering people through inspiring learning experiences all over the world”.
Michelle is passionate about growing WSET’s values-led culture and business where trust, integrity, inspiration, empowerment, dynamism and inclusivity underpin all its activities and interactions, especially with its people, course providers and students.
Michelle regularly features in the top ten of the 100 Most Influential People in Drinks and has over 20 years’ experience working in the wider drinks industry. Prior to joining WSET, she spent 19 years at Treasury Wine Estates, where she was MD Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from 2018 to 2021. She was also on the boards of both The Drinks Trust and the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).
Chief Financial Officer: Ian Pogue
Chief Information Officer: Tony Cook
Chief People and Culture Officer: Wendy Harpur
Chief Academic Programmes Officer: Johanna Anderson
Executive Director, WSET Americas & APAC: Dave Rudman DipWSET
Business Development Director EMEA: Rachel Webster DipWSET
Operations Director: Nicola Merchant
Marketing Director: Carolyn d’Aguilar DipWSET
WSET School Principal: Richard Harding