Ed Baker became Managing Director of Kingsland Drinks in summer 2019 having previously been in the role of Finance Director from 2013. Kingsland is a premier UK independent supplier and bottler of wines, spirits and other drinks into all sales channels as well as providing a source to shelf services to all customers, including major brand owners and UK retailers. In 2021, Ed led the business on the path to become employee owned and the operations now employ over 500 colleagues and has sales of over 130million litres per year. He has responsibility for delivering the company strategy, objectives and business performance set by the Kingsland Drinks Board.
Ed’s career in the drinks sector included roles as Finance Director and COO at Quintessential Brands and he has held finance roles in football, in chemicals, in automotive (Mitsubishi and Ford), in corporate finance (Rothschild) and accountancy (PwC).
Ed is passionate about the drinks’ industry and its products. He has been a firm supporter of the WSTA and has chaired the audit committee since 2014.