Bordeaux Index Staff & Contacts


Address & Registered Office Phone Number : +44 (0) 20 7269 0703    Fax Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0701
Bordeaux Index Ltd.
10 Hatton Garden
London EC1N 8AH
Registered in England & Wales
Company Number 03284109
Sales:       Purchasing:

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Red BordeauxDirectors Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0703    Fax Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0701

Gary Boom, Managing Director

Gary Boom was born in South Africa, and holds a BSc in finance from the university of Cape Town. Between 1985 and 2001, Gary worked for a range of London money brokers specialising in interest rate options, and was a director at Intercapital Group. Gary founded Bordeaux Index in 1997 in London, opened an office in Hong Kong in February 2007, and an office in Singapore in December 2011. Outside work, Gary loves travel, Burgundy, shooting and Arsenal.

Andrew Bruce, Director

"My father never really worked, but got cash from various sources. He'd make commission on a deal and blow it on the horses"... Not strictly true, as Andrew says his father also spent some money on fine wine, which is how he developed his love of claret and subsequently, all the wines of Europe. Since joining BI, Andrew has met and made friends with people for whom wine is a passion. His palate is now in a state of confusion!

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Sam Gleave, Sales Director

Sam started out as a wine buyer for Japan Airlines in 1990, having fallen into the role when actually applying for a different position. It didn't take long for Sam to fall in love with the industry - in less than a year, he was tasting 1990 Bordeaux out of barrel. In 1995 Sam joined the "proper" wine trade at one of the UK's royal warrant holders, moving to a youthful BI in 1998. Outside wine, Sam's passions are Gillingham Football Club and Kent County Cricket Club.

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Sebastian Rowe, Director and Trade Sales

Seb started in the wine trade in 1991 through the traditional route of van driver and worked in various areas of the wine trade until he finally found his niche in sales. Seb was one of the founding members who assisted in setting up BI in 1997, proudly becoming a director and partner of the business in 2004. He spends his spare time sharing fine wine and food with family and friends, listening to live music, following Chelsea and planning which city to run his next marathon in.

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Colin West, Director

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David Thomas, UK & European Sales Director

David trained in Oenology at Roseworthy College in Adelaide and went on to work vintages at Chateau Cissac in Bordeaux, Taylor's in the Douro Valley and Mount Adam and Turkey Flat in South Australia. Upon returning to the UK, David spent 5 years working agency-side managing a portfolio of French wine brands. David then honed his retail skills, establishing a small independent wine merchant which grew to four shops in Hampshire, before joining BI in 2010.

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Red BordeauxSales Team Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0703    Fax Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0701

Simon Eddleston, Private Client Account Director

Having graduated from the University of Manchester, Simon started in the London wine trade in 2003. Collecting various WSET exams (and some scholarships on the way), Simon began trading fine wine in 2006. As an individual who thrives on client interaction, Simon enjoys few things more than opening great bottles to share with like-minded people. Sometimes though, he is made to regret that his wife's handbag fund has somewhat dwindled...

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Tom Chadwick, Private Client Account Director

Tom first joined the wine trade back in 2000 after returning from a hedonistic trip to Tuscany, when he first learnt about the joys of great wines. Moving up the ranks at various merchants, including a stint in his family's auction business, Tom looks after both Trade and Private clients. Professional highlights include Tom's invitation to a 'once-in-a-lifetime' tasting of vintage Madeira; he still dines out on drinking 1790 Sercial and 1931 Quinta do Noval.

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Catherine Bauer, Private Sales

Catherine considers herself 'a true French woman born and bred'; growing up in a land dedicated to food and wine, Catherine has worked for the last 10 years in the fine wine industry and completed WSET exams along the way. She is renowned as Andrew Bruce's "bras droit" here at BI, managing the daily Private sales to an eclectic customer base. She enjoys cooking delicious French food and cycling in Richmond Park.

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Amanda Hawkyard, Private Sales

After obtaining a degree in French and Spanish at Newcastle University, Amanda completed her WSET Advanced before moving down to London and joining the property industry. However, wine was always more compelling than Mayfair apartments and she finally managed to pursue her ambitions in 2015 when she joined BI as part of the Sales Team. In her free time Amanda enjoys skiing, riding and, of course, getting stuck into a good bottle or few with friends.

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Anneka Swann, Private & On-Trade Client Account Manager

Anneka’s love began as a teenager in Italian-American restaurants where the wine outshone the food. After attending Emory University and UCL, learning Greek, running a radio station, excavating a Victorian golf hole, and collecting a WSET, she ran a boutique London restaurant and its wine list before joining BI. When not writing poetic tasting notes, she’s found discussing the best American terroirs and Celestins.

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Lewis Byrne, Client Reserves & Private Client Account Manager

Lewis adopted the “school of life” approach, joining the wine trade after his completing his A-Levels. Upon gaining his WSET advanced level qualification, Lewis moved into wine logistics before joining BI in 2008 as Client Reserves Manager. Recently, Lewis joined the Sales Team operating under dual roles. Currently studying for a BA in Management, Lewis enjoys eating out, walking and frequenting Stamford Bridge... as long as the Harwood Arms comes before or after.
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Bordeaux Index Sales HKInvestment Group Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0703    Fax Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0701

Geraint Carter, Investment Group

Geraint worked as an analyst at an historic English bank before joining BI - via a short stage in Bordeaux. He has run BI's Investment Group with Joe Marchant since 2007 and moved to Hong Kong in 2012 to support the Asian trading business.

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Red BordeauxPurchasing Team Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0715    Fax Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0701

Oliver Sharp, Purchasing

A native of Birmingham, Oliver studied languages at Leeds University and then began his wine career with a high street merchant, before joining Bordeaux Index in 2006. Oliver now heads up the purchasing department overseeing the Bordeaux inventory as well as keeping a thirsty eye on BI's Italian wine selection. Oliver can often be heard conversing in French, Italian, Thai or Brummie.

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Massimo D'Isep, Purchasing

From the Northeast of Italy, Massimo has over ten years of experience in the distribution, purchasing and selling of fine wines throughout Italy. Joining the purchasing team in 2013, Max is now pursuing his ambitions of promoting and trading the same wines, but now globally. In his free time, he loves playing basketball, running and sharing food and fine wine with family and friends.

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Philippe Guittard, Purchasing

Philippe had the good fortune to grow up in a great wine region, the Languedoc; as such working in the wine industry was a natural career choice! After finishing university in Montpellier, Philippe worked in the wine trade in Paris before relocating to London in order to get a new perspective on the industry. Philippe started at BI in 2009 and is now doing what he's most passionate about - Purchasing. Philippe enjoys running, hiking, travel – and of course, great wine.

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Margaux Musset, Purchasing

The aptly-named Margaux is originally from Bordeaux – St Emilion to be specific – where her parents run a vineyard; so she has always been in contact with the wine industry. Naturally passionate about wine, Margaux studied Wines and Spirits in Bordeaux. The lure of London and its incredible wine business provided the next challenge, leading Margaux to join Bordeaux Index in the purchasing department.

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Tim Patch, Purchasing

After studying Economics and Management at Manchester University, Tim began working at Fidelity Investment services and CCF Stockbrokers. He then spent the majority of his career at Eurobrokers (where he was an associate director) and Tradition and Tulletts dealing interest rate derivatives. Away from work, Tim swims every morning, practices yoga and is an avid Manchester United fan.

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Sylvain Lepeltier, Purchasing

Originally from Normandy, Sylvain earned his BS in Business specialising in food and beverages. In London, he completed his WSET Advanced and worked for a prominent high street wine retailer before starting at BI. His favorite wines are Burgundian reds and German Rieslings. When Sylvain isn't studying for his WSET Diploma, he can be found playing the drums, cheering for Arsenal, or perhaps not at all – he loves travelling almost as much as fine wine.

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Isabel Graham-Yooll, Purchasing

Wine is for wimps! Isabel prefers to deal in liquids over 22% ABV. Her background in wine sales and as a buyer for a top London whisky specialist gives her access to some of the rarest, oldest, most sought-after spirits ever crafted; and inside knowledge of the tremendous new-wave of independent craft distillers producing extraordinary boutique spirits.

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Red BordeauxMarketing & PR Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0705    Fax Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0701

  • Head of Marketing & PR
  • Tasting and Events Coordinator

Red BordeauxAdministration Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0700    Fax Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0701

  • PA to Gary Boom
  • Trading Desk Support
  • Administrative Support

Red BordeauxInformation Technology Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0704    Fax Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0711

  • Head of IT
  • Lead Developer
  • Developer
  • Developer
  • IT Support

Red BordeauxOperations Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0710    Fax Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0711

  • Head of Operations
  • Logistics Manager
  • BI Client Reserves
  • Stock Control
  • Imports Supervisor
  • Imports Coordinator
  • Exports Supervisor
  • UK Delivery Coordinator
  • London Delivery Driver

Red BordeauxAccounts Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0702    Fax Number: +44 (0) 20 7269 0711

  • Financial Controller
  • Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Accountant


Hong Kong Office Phone Number: +852 2504 1122    Fax Number: +852 2504 1121
Bordeaux Index (Hong Kong) Ltd
27/F Tai Yip Building
141 Thomson Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Red BordeauxDirectors  

Guy Ruston, Managing Director - Hong Kong

Born and raised in leafy Surrey (England) to British parents, it is claimed that Guy actually stole his name from a Frenchman. However, he owes both his name and interest in wine to his parents'Francophile phase in the'80s. It was at university in California that this interest began to evolve into a possible career path. After returning to the UK, he joined BI London in 2007, and BI Hong Kong in 2010. Guy is also an obsessive collector of music and a massive sports fan.

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Doug Rumsam

Doug stumbled into the wine trade late one night in Dijon. A few years later, after working with a major wine retailer, he joined BI London in Sales. In 2007, he moved to Hong Kong to set up BI's first overseas office. Doug firmly believes there is a time for both Bordeaux and Burgundy (and often tries to squeeze a little Italian into the equation as well). He spends his spare time travelling, playing tennis and practising Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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Red BordeauxSales Team  

Keith Ho, Private Sales Manager

Keith began work for the biggest wine retailer in Hong Kong in 2002, where he finished the WSET Advanced Course. In 2008, he helped Doug Rumsam set up the BI HK office, where he now works with both private and trade clients. Keith enjoys sharing good wine, food and opinions about the wine market with valued clients and in his own time, likes running and spending time with his family.

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Winston Yau, Private Sales

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Ichie Yoshida, Trade Sales

Originally from Japan, armed with a degree from a university in Pennsylvania (Hospitality and Business Management) and filled with a bohemian spirit, Ichie worked her way through California, Florida and Paris before finding at home at BI London and, from 2010, BI Hong Kong. She particularly loves wines from Burgundy, and outside work, can be found practicing yoga, cooking, horse riding and (you guessed it) travelling.

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Red BordeauxOperations

  • Hong Kong Imports
  • Hong Kong Deliveries

Red BordeauxAccounts

  • Accountant


Singapore Office Phone Number: +65 6474 7310    Fax Number: +65 6476 1519
Bordeaux Index (Singapore) Pte Ltd
11 Collyer Quay
#13-04 The Arcade
Singapore 049317

Red BordeauxDirector  

Singapore AdministrationOperations  

  • Head of Operations


Address & Registered Office Joe : +1 (323) 823-9299   Jon: +1 (323) 823-9317
Bordeaux Index US Inc.
7083 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Red BordeauxDirectors

Joe Marchant, Director [Mobile: +1 (323) 823-9299]

From a background in investment banking, Joe joined the wine world in 2003 and has never looked back. Setting up BI's investment group in 2007, he's as adept at designing large trading strategies for wine funds as arguing the minutiae of the smallest corners of the Cotes de Nuits.  Frequently found these days proselytizing the merits of lesser known communes in the Northern Rhone (at least when the Burgundy runs out). 

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Jon Roach, Director [Mobile: +1 (323) 823-9317]

Principle in developing BI's global broking business, Jon has been instrumental in opening up new markets for clients to buy and sell their wines. Although nursing a closet predilection for heavy hitters from the southern Rhone, Jon is most happy carousing with mature Spanish dowagers of the larger disposition (read large format Rioja from the 60's and 70's….) As for old Bordeaux, as a wise man once said, that goes with everything….

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