Negociants New Zealand has appointed Martin McManus as general manager for the domestic distribution business.

McManus has been involved in various marketing roles and undertook a number of senior positions within Sony New Zealand, ultimately taking him to country manager as well as marketing director, Sony Australia and New Zealand.

“The company will benefit hugely from Martin’s considerable commercial experience, leadership ability and business acumen,” said Clive Weston, managing director for Negociants New Zealand.

“There is significant wine knowledge and expertise within the existing team at Negociants and Martin is certainly enthusiastic about the category and the role that Negociants New Zealand plays within it. He is a firm believer in New Zealand’s great wine and food culture and this augurs well for a specialist Fine Wine business such as Negociants. I know that Martin looks forward to adding value both to Negociants New Zealand and to its customers and I am fully confident he will do just that. We are delighted to have him on-board.”