Appointment of Alternate Director

The board appointed Rob Ferguson as Sir George Fistonich’s alternate director to represent him when he is unable to attend. Rob joined Villa Maria Estate at the beginning of the year as General Manager and is overseeing the commercial functions of the business. 

Rob is a qualified accountant and started his career in Business Advisory Services for Ernst & Young in New Zealand. He joined Villa Maria following close to 17 years at Diageo Plc. in the United Kingdom, where he had an impressive track record of transforming areas of the business and creating an environment that enabled people to deliver outstanding performance and results. Rob held a number of senior positions at Diageo Plc. in Finance, Strategy, Change Management and General Management, the last being the Finance and Commercial Services Director for the Diageo wine businesses, Percy Fox & Co. and Justerini & Brooks.

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