Meet our team of Wine and Spirits experts

Our team of specialists have over 70 years of collective experience in sourcing, acquiring and valuating the finest and best wines & spirits from the leading producers and sellers globally.

We are here to assist you with straightforward advice on all of our products and our services.

If you have any questions on the sourcing, selling or acquisition of your next wine or spirit, please give us a call or send us an email.


Managing Director

Mark co-founded and runs Ditton Wine & Spirits, one of the premier fine wine & spirits merchants in London with customers and trading partners all over the world.

He is widely regarded as an expert in his field and accredited with building Ditton Wine & Spirits into the value-driven, trusted, successful business that it is. Previously, Mark had a successful career with the most prominent food retailer in The Netherlands, where as a director of one of its subsidiaries he learned first-hand what it takes to co-run a company.

Apart from his overall responsibilities as MD, Mark focuses on purchasing as well as B2B sales across all regions.

Notable wine: Penfolds Bin 707 for finally understanding what critics mean when they talk about burned rubber.


Sales & Operations Manager

David joined the wine trade in 1987 beginning his career in the City of London at El Vino, during his career he has been involved with many areas of the business including running a wine bar, on-line, operations and purchasing. He passed WSET diploma in 1994 and has travelled and tasted widely.

In his role as Operations manager David oversees the in and outbound movements of stock internationally, ensuring the right wines and spirits arrive where and when they should. He also looks after private client reserves.

When not in the office, David enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, restaurants and holidays.

In terms of a favourite wine, it’s difficult to say with so many to choose from but perhaps an old Grange if I had to pick one.


International Sales & Purchasing Director

Bob has been in the wine trade for over 30 years, bringing with him a wealth of experience from the international marketplace. He has worked within retail, duty free, dotcom start-ups, agency and wholesale businesses, dealing with B2B and B2C, both in sales and procurement.

Having worked for various prestigious companies such as Berry Bros & Rudd, Bibendum, Hutchison Whampoa and SK Networks, Bob can genuinely offer a rare 360° insight and perspective on the global drinks market.

At Ditton, Bob’s role will continue to be that of a key international trader, identifying opportunities to buy, sell and trade fine wines and spirits, utilizing his expansive network of suppliers and clients gleaned over his 3 decades in the drinks trade.

Away from the office, Bob enjoys spending quality time with his family (and dog), watching Chelsea and going for long runs. His Eureka moment came when he was lucky enough to taste Chateau Palmer 1961.