Richard Halstead

Richard is co-founder and COO at Wine Intelligence.

Richard is co-founder and COO at Wine Intelligence. He leads the company’s strategy practice and works closely with multinational clients on product development, branding and routes to market projects.

Richard’s early working life was spent in business journalism, including spells as a staff writer for the Independent on Sunday and the Mail on Sunday. After taking his MBA, Richard entered the world of wine when he was appointed the first Business Development Manager of Virgin Wines shortly after its launch.

Today Richard is in demand as a speaker, writer, and lecturer. He is a regular on the international conference circuit and writes a regular column for Australia’s Wine Business Monthly magazine. Recent teaching engagements include the Bordeaux Wine MBA program, the OIV Masters program, and the Masters in Wine Business at Trieste University. Richard is a Certified Member of the Market Research Society and holds MBA with distinction from London Business School. He is a graduate of Brown University.


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