Prior to joining Diamond Estates, Mr. Howard has extensive experience in both the Canadian wine industry and the beverage alcohol distribution business.
Mr. Howard was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and President of the Corporation on August 1, 2022, from this previous position as Chief Operating Officer – Estate Wines. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Howard was the President of Equity Wine Group Inc. (“EWG”), a Canadian wine company that was acquired by the Corporation on October 6, 2021.
Mr. Howard has extensive experience in both the Canadian wine industry, having been with EWG at its inception and leading its growth into a top VQA wine producer, and also the beverage alcohol distribution business, as EWG had acquired, operated and sold a beverage alcohol sales agency.
Prior to founding EWG, Andrew had an extensive and relevant background having also been a senior executive with Arterra, Labatt and Pepsi. Mr. Howard holds a B. Comm from Queens University.