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Accolade Wines takes on John Ratcliffe as its new chief executive

Published:  10 December, 2013

Accolade Wines has appointed former Seagrams and Oddbins chief, John Ratcliffe, as its new chief executive.

Ratcliffe was chosen by Accolade Wines' owners, Champ Private Equity, for his "history of innovation, entrepreneurship" and his "deep knowledge of the wine industry”.

Ratcliffe said he was looking forward to taking over a company that was, in his opinion, the only business "delivering a full service New World wine proposition globally across three core price segments of value, mid-market and premium."

Champ also confirmed in its announcement that Ratcliffe has been working with the company on a consultative basis on a number of strategic projects.

Ratcliffe joins Steve Gorst, chief financial and operating officer, on the Accolade board.

He will join the business on February 3, 2014.