Management

Team

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Frank René Welkerling

Cheif Executive Officer

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As the former Executive Chef with Cunard Cruise Lines and, prior to joining CSS, Managing Director of B&S Köpcke Global B.V., Frank is an accomplished and results oriented professional with more than 35 years experience spanning global purchasing, supply chain, operations, logistics and business development. With a proven track record of business transformation, identifying new market opportunities and providing customer services to diverse, multi-ethnic client bases. Frank is responsible for the overall strategic direction of CSS and our partner company Chichester Bond.

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Duncan Currin
Chief Financial Officer

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As a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Duncan plays a pivotal role in the financial stewardship off CSS to ensure the highest standards of financial due diligence, strategic & commercial planning, development of management analysis tools, compliance and business continuity; shaping our overall profitability and P&L stability. With a solid understanding of the drinks industry as the previous Financial Controller at First Drinks Brands (William Grant & Sons), Duncan brings a wealth of experience. A keen traveller, reader and likes to kick back with a chilled New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region.

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Emma Taylor
Chief Operations Officer

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With a real nautical background, Emma started her career on the water as a fully qualified Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sailing instructor and eventually setting up a successful Chandlery business at Hayling Island Sailing Club, East of Portsmouth. Mid-career seen stints at both Portsmouth and Brighton & Hove Albion Football Clubs in various roles, including running the Players Academy. Emma joined the CSS team in 2018 with core responsibilities in HR & Operations; and today is very much the ‘1st Officer’ reporting direct to Frank. Emma is a keen Kayaker often spotted in Chichester harbour with a penchant for fine Wine & Champagne.