Immediate Past Master

Martin Riley

Martin Riley has been in the drinks industry since 1988 when he joined James Burrough, working on Beefeater gin. His last role was as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Pernod Ricard Group until his retirement in 2014.

He was the President of the World Federation of Advertising and is adviser to the Greenwich University Business School and a member of the Worshipful Company of Marketors. Martin was Grand Rectifier of the Gin Guild from 2015-2017.

More recently, in 2018 he became the Leader of the British Squadron of la Compagnie des Mousquetaires d’ Armagnac.

He hails from Manchester and has a degree in modern languages from Oxford University. He has lived and worked in France, Ireland, Russia, Belgium and the UK. Martin joined the Livery in 1995.