• Charles Hamer
    Charles Hamer Director of Racing

    Charles joined Pol Roger Portfolio as a Director in 2006. Nowadays, Charles’s role is as a non-executive Director, with a specific responsibility for all sponsorship related to horseracing. Charles’s love of racing spans both work and pleasure, beyond this he is also an enthusiastic and accomplished fisherman and gardener. Charles  is passionate about art and antiques, enjoys watching opera and most sports. His family attest to his ability to bore for Europe on almost anything!

  • James Simpson
    James Simpson Managing Director

    James joined the Wine Trade in 1986 and started working for Pol Roger Portfolio in 1993. James was originally a Salesman for the company, before becoming Sales and Marketing Director and laterly, since the beginning of 2015, Managing Director. James became a Master of Wine in 1992, at the time the youngest member to have ever qualified. James is current Chairman of Trustees of WSET and a huge supporter of education in the trade. Outside of work, and occasionally representing the company, James is an enthusiastic and accomplished golfer and real tennis player.

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  • Isobel Mills
    Isobel Mills Finance Director

    Isobel was one of the original gang of four and has been at Pol Roger Portfolio since it’s inception in 1990. Iso is responsible for Finance, Logistics, Systems, Compliance, HR and Admininstration. Outside of work Isobel is a keen rider and horse owner and still competes at Dressage, having hung up her Eventing boots in 2016.

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  • Harriet Burnett London Office Administrator

    Harriet joined the company in January 2015 having previously worked at Mentzendorff & Co. and Alchemy Wines. Harriet oversees the running of the London office, as well as coordinating customer visits, managing the Managing Director’s diary and assisting in event organisation. When not in the office, Harriet enjoys being active, and in particular Crossfit, obstacle course racing, trail running and open water swimming.


  • James Clark Associate Director

    James joined Pol Roger Portfolio in January 2011. He looks after southern based major national wholesalers, spirits specialists and a range of independents, as well as brand managing Thomas Hine & Co. James spends all his time outside of work doing any form of sport, usually followed by trying to keep up with London’s latest restaurant and bar openings, or cooking and attempting to mix drinks at home.


  • Mel Dale
    Mel Dale Sales Manager and Sales Support Manager

    Mel has been working for Pol Roger Portfolio since 2001. Mel’s current responsibilities include Sales Support to other members of staff and customers, plus Area Sales Manager for the Midlands and Wales. In her spare time Mel likes walking and spending time in her garden.

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  • Will Dennison
    Will Dennison Sales Manager Scotland and Northern England

    Will joined Pol Roger Portfolio at the beginning of 2016 having previously worked as a Sommelier at Michelin-starred restaurant House of Tides in Newcastle. Will’s primary focus is looking after the on trade and independent retailers in the North of England and Scotland. In his spare time Will enjoys travelling, and has previously lived and worked in Australia. He also enjoys most sports and is indefatigable in his hunt for good restaurants!

  • Cassidy Dart
    Cassidy Dart Director of Wine

    Cassidy joined Pol Roger Portfolio in 2008. His job involves dealing with all commercial aspects of the wineries we represent; brand management,  purchasing requirements, as well as strategic considerations. In addition he also looks after several trade customers in both the on and off trade, across all sectors. Cassidy is currently completing the Research Paper as the final part of the Master of Wine qualification. Outside of wine he enjoys travel, literature, art, food and watching almost any kind of sport.

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  • Peter Donnelly Director

    Peter joined Pol Roger Portfolio in July 2006, and  has worked in the Drinks Industry for 21 years, previously working with Guinness, Diageo and Ian Macleod Distillers. In 2014, Peter was awarded the honour of Keeper of the Quaich for his service to the Scottish Whisky Industry. Away from work, Peter is an enthusiastic cook and also enjoys cycling around Ayrshire.


  • Angela Dyer Associate Director

    Angela has been with Pol Roger Portfolio since August 1990. Angela is responsible for all things money in and money out! Outside of work Angela is passionate about her herd of Limousin Cattle, and enjoys gardening and watching films.

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  • Katie Ellsum
    Katie Ellsum Customer Services Administrator

    Katie joined Pol Roger Portfolio in 2010. Katie’s primary resonsibilities involve processing the UK stock orders as well as customer services. Outside of work Katie enjoys reading, walking her dogs and spending time with her son.

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  • Paul Graham
    Paul Graham Director of Business Development

    Paul Graham joined Pol Roger Portfolio in 2007. He now heads up the marketing for Pol Roger in the UK and continues to look after some strategic sales accounts. Outside of work Paul enjoys game shooting, stalking, hunting and watching Rugby Union, cooking, fine wine, tennis and dog walking.

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  • Melody Haines
    Melody Haines Stock Controller

    Melody joined Pol Roger Portfolio in 2007 just after moving to Hereford. Melody’s role includes stock procurement and management, ex cellar stock order processing and international freight company liaison. Outside of the office Melody is often found enjoying the country air, either gardening or cycling.

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  • Kate Jones
    Kate Jones Financial Controller

    Kate joined Pol Roger Portfolio at the beginning of 2013. Having qualified as a chartered accountant in practice, she deals with the company figures, including preparing management accounts, monitoring marketing spends, calculating company pricing and budgets. Outside of work she enjoys baking, crafting and swimming, as well as spending time with her family.

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  • Lisa Jones
    Lisa Jones Despatch Controller/Administrator

    Lisa joined Pol Roger Portfolio in May 2016 as Despatch Controller/Administrator. Lisa arranges delivery of samples and POS, as well as maintaining stock levels, organising stock transfers from our main warehouse and associated computer based clerical tasks. When not working, Lisa helps out behind the bar in the evenings and at weekends at Hereford United Football Club and when she has time off, she likes to spend this with her 13 yr old daughter.

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  • Freya Miller
    Freya Miller Marketing Manager

    Freya joined Pol Roger Portfolio in 2011. Freya looks after marketing for the Portfolio of brands that we represent, which includes sponsorships, advertising, event planning and liaising with the press. Outside of work Freya likes nothing more than enjoying good food and wine in the company of her family and friends.  Freya loves to travel, enjoys cooking and walking her mischievous lurchers!

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  • George Prideaux
    George Prideaux Sales Manager London & South of England

    George has worked at Pol Roger Portfolio since March 2014. His responsibilities include selling our champagnes, wines and spirits into a wide range of customers, including independent wine merchants, prestigious retailers, brewers, multiple retailers and Livery Companies.  Outside of work George enjoys socialising with friends, spending time in the countryside, especially walking his dogs on the beach, and spending time with his family.


  • Jonathan Smailes
    Jonathan Smailes Director of Sales

    Johnny joined Pol Roger Portfolio in 2007 from the Wine Merchant and Agency House Playford Ros. Based in Yorkshire, Johnny looks after the company’s National Accounts in addition to key accounts in the Midlands and North of England. He is also Chairman of the Yorkshire and North East Wine & Spirit Association. In his spare time, Johnny is a keen sportsman playing Cricket for the Wine Trade and the MCC and very occasionally still turning out on the Rugby field, though more regularly coaching his son’s Mini Rugby team! Sporadically he is seen enjoying country sports, or playing golf, badly, for the Wine Trade Sport Club.


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