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Christopher Holdsworth Hunt
Christopher Holdsworth Hunt
Chairman

Christopher Holdsworth Hunt was co-founder and previous managing director of KBC Peel Hunt Ltd (“Peel Hunt”), a stockbroker specialising in corporate broking to small and medium sized companies. He was head of corporate finance and responsible for overseeing numerous flotations and secondary fundraisings, especially of AIM companies.

Prior to founding Peel Hunt in 1989 he was a director of Morgan Grenfell Securities, having previously been a managing partner of Pinchin Denny & Co. He is a former member and deputy chairman of the Stock Exchange Domestic Equities Rules Committee. Christopher is a past Master of the Grocers' Company and is a recent Chairman of their Wine Committee. Christopher is a Director of a number of private companies.

William Sporborg
William Sporborg
Managing Director

William Sporborg, a qualified Chartered Accountant, has spent the last twenty years investing in and managing unquoted companies. From 1992 to 1997, William worked at Hambro European Ventures investing in management buyouts and buyins with an enterprise value of between £10 million and £100 million. In 1997 William joined The NW Brown Group in Cambridge, one of the Eastern region’s leading independent financial services companies. William was one of the founders of The Cambridge Gateway Fund, established in early 2000, which raised over £35 million for investment into early stage technology and life science companies.

William left The Cambridge Gateway Fund in July 2005, to establish a portfolio of companies that enable high net worth individuals to invest in niche alternative asset classes in a tax efficient manner. William is managing partner of Managing Capital LLP, which provides management services to private companies. Clients have included six Breeding Capital companies, Racing Capital PLC and Dazzling Capital PLC, among others.

William’s role involves managing the affairs of the Company, including, but not limited to, executing the business plan, investor relations, corporate governance, and all legal, financial and regulatory matters.

Johnny Goedhuis
Johnny Goedhuis
Wine Director

Johnny Goedhuis has been closely involved in the wine industry all his working life. Johnny started his career at Corney & Barrow, before setting up his own wine business in the mid 1970s, and joining Mark Birley in 1978.

Johnny established Goedhuis & Co, a specialist fine wine merchant and broker, which he has grown into a significant player in the wine business, turning over in excess of £20 million per annum, and employing over 20 people with offices in London and Hong Kong. Johnny is a former member of the Liv-ex Membership Committee, is wine adviser to the Grocer’s Company, and is a director and shareholder of Private Reserves, a wine storage business based in Northamptonshire. Johnny is responsible for the wine trading of Vintage Capital.

Simon Marsh
Simon Marsh
Non Executive Director

Simon Marsh is an entrepreneur with interests in bloodstock and publishing. Simon has a broad range of international bloodstock clients, and has been responsible for developing Watership Down Stud, owned by the Lloyd Webber family, into one of the most preeminent studs in the world, as well as managing the family’s racing interests, with the recent successes of Da Re Mi, The Fugue and Too Darn Hot illustrating his expertise in this sphere. Through his friendship with Lord Lloyd Webber, Simon has developed a significant interest in wine, and has been a consistent buyer of fine wine over the last twenty years.

David Roberts MW
David Roberts MW
WINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

David Roberts, MW, has spent over thirty years in the wine trade, including over twenty years as head of buying for three of the UK’s most prestigious independent wine merchants – Berry Brothers and Rudd, Lay and Wheeler Ltd and Goedhuis & Co, where he holds the position as Buying Director. David joined the Private Sales team of Berry Brothers and Rudd in 1988 following two years’ work experience in New Zealand and French vineyards. He was appointed Buying Manager in 1993 and in 1995, having passed the Institute of Masters of Wine Examination, was promoted to Buying Director. David moved to Lay and Wheeler in 2001 as Senior Wine Buyer and in 2005 he founded David Roberts Domaines Ltd, which was acquired by Goedhuis in 2010.

Since 1993 David has purchased wines with an accumulated value of £250 million, 95% being from the regions of Europe, which will be the focus of Vintage Capital. His principal areas of expertise have been for the wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. David has also acquired en primeur fine wine for private client investment, investing almost £4 million over eight vintages from 2005 to 2012. The earlier investments have been realised, delivering good returns to investors.

Tom Stopford Sackville
Tom Stopford Sackville
WINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Tom Stopford Sackville has worked in the wine trade all his working life, and joined Goedhuis & Co in 1987, after a short spell with Château Palmer. Tom was appointed Managing Director of Goedhuis in 2005, a position he stills holds. In 2008, Tom moved to Hong Kong, to set up the Goedhuis’ office in the Far East; he returned to Goedhuis' UK office in 2017. Tom has also worked at the prestigious Petaluma Winery in the Adelaide Hills in Australia.

Jamie Strutt
Jamie Strutt
WINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Jamie Strutt started his wine career with the Burgundy specialists Haynes Hanson & Clark. He spent eight years at Berry Brothers and Rudd, setting up the corporate entertaining side of the business, and two years working for Lay & Wheeler looking after private and corporate clients before moving to Goedhuis & Co. During the past twelve years Jamie has looked after a range of different clients including Oxford colleges, city dining rooms, livery companies and private clients and focuses on purchasing wines with investment potential.

Arthur Coggill
Arthur Coggill
Senior Wine Trader

Arthur has many years experience selling wine. After graduating from university, during which he worked as a wine waiter in one of Cambridge’s finest gastropubs, Arthur joined Majestic Wines’ Graduate Scheme in 2007, where he worked for three years.

Arthur subsequently joined Wine Networks in 2010 as a Sales Manager, where he helped to build a fine wine trading platform. Arthur joined Goedhuis & Co in early 2013, and was appointed Senior Wine Trader at Vintage Capital on 1st August 2013. Arthur works closely with Johnny Goedhuis, the Wine Director, and the Wine Advisory Committee.

Dawn Fisk
Dawn Fisk
Logistics Manager

Dawn spent over twenty years working in the scientific consultancy industry before joining Managing Capital LLP in 2010.

Dawn has been involved with trading fine wines since 2013, and is well versed in and responsible for all logistical aspects of the business.

Matthieu Francoual
Matthieu Francoual
Shipping

Born and raised in the Pays de la Loire, Matt developed a passion for wine at a young age.

After working in the restaurant trade, Matt joined Goedhuis & Co in 2011, where he has continued to develop his wine knowledge ever since. He is experienced in wine logistics and shipping, and assists Vintage Capital in transporting wines acquired from the European Union.

All of the directors have had significant business and personal dealings with each other over the last decade and beyond - it is a stress tested team.