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Mission Estate signs Swa to export team

rsz_mission_estates_simon_swaNew Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate, has appointed Simon Swa to the position of Export Manager.

Swa is no newcomer to global wine markets having spent 12 years working in the UK for a number of companies including The Wine Society and Maisons Marques & Domaines prior to arriving in New Zealand in 2007.  He joins Mission Estate from Peregrine Wines where he spent three years as Head of Sales & Marketing, notching up five years as Export Director at Sacred Hill prior to this.

Swa comments on his new role: “After 20 years of working on the global wine business, I am delighted to be joining such a historic and pioneering winery that remains innovative, energetic and committed in its pursuit of exceptional wine quality for their customers in New Zealand and around the world.”

Peter Holley, Mission Estate CEO says, “As a business, we remain absolutely committed to continuing our export growth.  Simon’s expertise is going to play an important role in achieving this and we are delighted to welcome him to the Mission Estate family.”