Prior to working with Brown Brothers, Dean commenced his sales background through Smiths Snackfoods before engaging in a variety of roles in the Liquor Industry. Firstly working for the world’s biggest Spirit Company in Diageo, followed by gaining Wine and Agency experience via Tucker Seabrook. When Tucker Seabrook merged with Lion Nathan’s Wine business and formed Fine Wine Partners, Dean worked on the team that pulled the merger together and continued on for a further 12
months heading up Retail Sales.
After a year working outside of the Industry in setting up a Sales and Marketing function with a Vehicle Leasing company the call back to Wine was strong with Brown Brothers being a perfect fit.
Dean joined Brown Brothers in July 2007 as National Sales Manager before he was promoted to the role of Chief Sales Executive in 2011 with responsibility for all Global Customer Sales areas including Customer Service.
Dean was appointed CEO of Brown Brothers in December 2016 and subsequently moved to live in the North East. Over the last 5 years Dean has been at the helm as Brown Brothers evolved into a multi-branded Family wine business that is now Brown Family Wine Group.
Dean has completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Melbourne University and believes in continual improvement and acquiring knowledge. Following 4 years with a TEC group he recently joined a Mastermind Mentor List CEO group to further his development.
He has a wife, Carol (no, she didn’t take my last name!!) and two (spoilt) dogs and when time permits enjoys playing tennis and golf or just being at the Beach.