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Olivier Chapman joins IMW as Programme and Development Manager

Olivier Chapman joins IMW as Programme and Development Manager

The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce that Olivier (Olly) Chapman has been appointed as Programme and Development Manager, and is due to start on 12 January 2015.

The Programme and Development Manager is a new role in the Institute. Olly will responsible for the delivery of the Study Programme and Master of Wine Examination worldwide for the 300-plus candidates currently preparing for the exams. He will also be responsible for building the Membership of the Institute by attracting high calibre potential Members and supporting them through the process of becoming Masters of Wine.

Penny Richards, Executive Director, said: “We are very pleased that Olly will be joining us in this important new role. We are expecting him to bring his experience from the international education field and enthusiasm – plus some new ideas – to his portfolio. The Institute has a larger student body than ever before, and the international reach and reputation of the Masters of Wine demand the highest quality in the services we deliver to students and Members. I am sure that Olly will be a great asset in our efforts to excel.”

Olivier (Olly) Chapman holds dual French-English nationality and studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of London Institute in Paris. Since then, Olly has worked in Further and Higher Education, most recently as Head of Institutions Assurance at the University of London. Here, Olly led on the management of the University’s partnership arrangements with overseas institutions, including teaching centres and government regulatory bodies. Olly travelled extensively in this role, meeting students and staff in a range of countries and regions, from the Caribbean and the US, Europe and Asia, with regular visits to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.

Olly says: “I am really excited to be joining the Institute. I have been finding out more about the Institute’s global reach and reputation, and look forward to being able to contribute to the growth and development of the Study Programme so that it continues to meet the needs and expectations of all those associated with the Institute. My immediate intention is to join some of the residential seminars and talk to as many students and MWs as possible. I hope to build on the excellent work that has taken place over the years, and bring experience and ideas from working for a global higher education institution.”

Ends (18 Dec 2014)

Please contact:
Ben McKeown
Communications Manager, Institute of Masters of Wine
T: +44 (0)207 383 9131