A rare opportunity to lead a prestigious professional body for the global wine trade.
The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) is a prestigious professional body and membership organisation with an unsurpassed international reputation.
For over sixty years the Institute has been promoting the highest standards of professional excellence and knowledge of the art, science and business of wine within the global wine trade. As the global wine trade evolves, becoming increasingly complex, competition within the trade has never been greater and the need for a pinnacle body that recognises leaders in its field, with a true mastery of all aspects of the subject, is as crucial as at any time in the Institute’s 60+ year history. Through its members and activities, the Institute’s mission is to promote excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community.
The Executive Director will lead the organisation, managing a team based largely in London but also internationally, and develops strong and positive relationships with members, students, supporters and other key stakeholders. The ideal candidate will possess a broad range of skills, the precision associated with managing a team to deliver a global education program within a defined budget, whilst having a strong yet sensitive personality to engage the many external stakeholders, from students to supporters and all sectors of a global wine trade.
This exciting appointment is key to the future success of IMW and the MW qualification. The Executive Director will perform an important role in influencing public and commercial confidence in the MW qualification and the global wine trade.