Mark Riley has worked in the premium spirits industry for 25 years, starting his career at Diageo in 1997 working in the Scottish on-trade and going on to hold various sales and customer marketing roles across all UK channels.
In 2008, he joined Beam Inc as UK sales director, before joining Maxxium UK in 2009 as commercial operations director, progressing to sales director in April 2012.
Promoted to managing director in 2015, for seven years Mark has led the business through periods of accelerated growth and change, including rebranding to Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, moving the head office from Stirling to Glasgow, opening a London office in Soho and, most recently, overseeing the move to a wholly owned business model under Edrington and officially becoming Edrington UK.
Mark is married to Caroline and has three children, George, Sophie and Josephine, and two Labradors called Woody and Parker. In his spare time, he enjoys running around after his children, walking the dogs, going to the rugby and tolerating the trials and tribulations associated with supporting Sunderland A.F.C.