Chapel Down has appointed Samantha Wren, chief executive of IPGL (Holdings), to the board as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Commenting on the appointment, Chapel Down’s chief executive Frazer Thompson said:

“I am delighted to welcome Sam to the Board at a very exciting time for the business. She brings with her not only drive, energy and enthusiasm for our brands but also a wealth of City and financial experience.

“Sam brings a highly strategic, commercially creative, pragmatic approach and will fit in very well with a fantastic Board.”

The NEX-listed English wine and drinks production has also just appointed Martin McGowan has its new sales director. He has spent the past eight years at Treasury Wine Estates.