Managing Director of Venture Business
Kate Rycroft is a member of Distell’s executive committee and is the Managing Director of Venture Business. Her portfolio includes four business units which are Distell’s International Spirits business; Libertas Vineyards and Estates Premium wine business; International Export business and Henry Taylor and Ries in South Africa. She is responsible for executing key strategic changes within these portfolios under a renewed operating model.
Prior to this she was Director Corporate Development, and was responsible for group strategy and M&A. Kate has a vast depth of experience in strategy development & execution, business management, mergers and acquisitions, business transformation, deal integration and deal origination. She joined Distell in 2003, prior to which she worked for a global investment bank in London. Kate has a MBA from the University of Cape Town.