Matt Ashton-Melia is the Managing Director of Charter Brands, overseeing all key functions of the business and is responsible for managing supplier relations and identifying key strategic growth opportunities. Matt holds the Level 2 WSET qualification in Wine & Spirits, having entered the BWS space in 2015. Before joining Charter Brands in 2019, Matt held several senior international commercial roles.
Matt’s favourite cocktail is the Negroni!
Mark Crump is the co-founder and current Chairman at Charter Brands. Managing various business functions, including HR, IT, Legal, and Finance, Mark brings 35 years of experience in the drinks industry to the business. Mark’s background includes senior positions at Carlsberg, Waverley & The Beer Seller (WTBS) and Scottish Courage.
Mark’s favourite cocktail is the Classic Mojito!
Arkaitz Giménez Amesti joined the business in 2020 and, having played a pivotal role in the development of our sales structure and the evolution of our export model, has progressed quickly to becoming Sales Director. Responsible for all revenue-generating activities in the business, Arkaitz studied at a Top 50 European Business School before completing his studies at LATAM’s highest-ranked university. Arkaitz has also achieved his WSET Level 2 accreditation, passing with distinction.
Arkaitz’s favourite cocktail is the Tom Collins!
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