Anne Jones appointed in new and first sustainability advisory role at WineGB

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has appointed Anne Jones as their new and first Sustainability Ambassador, starting on Tuesday 1st August.

The Sustainability Ambassador role is an advisory position created to bring commercial awareness of national and international sustainability regulations, schemes, and practices to WineGB.

Anne is a respected wine and spirits professional with in-depth knowledge of the global wine industry. Through her positions as Waitrose Wine and Spirits Category Manager and John Lewis Partnership Drinks Brand Experience Development Manager she has developed and demonstrated an incredibly strong commitment to sustainability and brings a wealth of experience that can benefit WineGB:

  • Specialist understanding of sustainability in the wine industry
  • Trustee of the Global Sustainable Wine Roundtable
  • A strong international trade and journalist network
  • A global personal network with sustainability expertise across audit, assurance, governance, retail, production, distribution
  • Strong communication skills: public speaking, presenting and writing for internal, trade and consumer media.

Ned Awty, Interim CEO of WineGB says: “As a young wine region, English and Welsh wines are in a unique position of being able to put sustainability at the heart of everything we do. With Anne’s knowledge and experience we can integrate our sustainability agenda into the wider world, play an important part in meeting the UK’s net zero and biodiversity targets, and be prepared for future regulation.

I am pleased and excited to welcome Anne to WineGB and look forward to seeing her give voice and shape to sustainability in our industry.”

Anne adds: “I’m delighted to be joining the WineGB team at this stage on the sustainability journey. We now have an exciting opportunity to position ourselves as a world leader in sustainability, building on the great work that is already being done around the UK. My role will help to refine what that means for all our winemakers and producers, and then to create a united voice in order to support and represent the industry on a local, national and global stage.”

Anne remains in her position at John Lewis Partnership.