Wisdom appointed to Stonegate Board

Stonegate has promoted Melissa Wisdom to the new role of chief commercial officer.

The Stonegate Group has confirmed the appointment of Melissa Wisdom to the new role of chief commercial officer.

The role combines Wisdom’s current brief as sales and marketing director with a broader commercial remit, following the announcement of Suzanne Baker’s retirement as commercial director and appointment as a non-executive board director.

In her new role, Wisdom (pictured) is promoted to the board and will continue to report to the group’s CEO David McDowall.

"I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity at this exciting time in the group’s evolution," she says. "Bringing our marketing and commercial teams together affords us the opportunity across the group to deepen our partnerships across the customer agenda, as we continue to evolve our market leading brands and formats to reflect the changing expectations of our customers."

Wisdom joined Stonegate in August 2021, initially leading the development of the group’s premium food offer, before moving to the role of sales and marketing director in March 2022. She joined from Diageo, where she held the position of commercial director for the on-trade. 

"Melissa has already added enormous value to our business over the last 18 months, and this is a well-deserved promotion," adds McDowall. "I know she will go from strength to strength as we bring our marketing and commercial teams together."

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