David Dearie serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd., a portfolio of acclaimed domestic and imported wine brands. He was appointed to this position in November 2020.
David has a wealth of leadership and executive management experience, having held senior executive positions in several global beverage companies. During the past thirty years David has lived and worked in eight countries across four continents, leading profit growth, stakeholder engagement and employee satisfaction in all instances.
Prior to his current position, David founded and lead East Wind Consulting, held several Non-Executive Directorships and is currently Chairman of Lark Distillery Company Ltd. David has held leadership roles at organizations including Treasury Wine Estates (former CEO) and Brown-Forman Wine Group (former President &COO), where he oversaw large-scale business restructuring for sustainable growth, organizational culture change, brand building for value and market share growth and the identification and seeding of new and emerging markets and channels.