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Euan Mackay

Born in France of British parents in 1965, Euan was educated in England completing his studies at Birmingham University. Euan joined the wine trade in 1987 working for Tanners Wines before beginning his association with the Symington Family in 1990 with John E Fells & Sons. During this period, he continued his studies achieving his WSET Diploma and the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma.

He joined Symington Family Estates in 1996, as their Business Development Manager responsible for sales and marketing for France, the Benelux and Asia. In 2008, having moved to Portugal with his wife and two children a couple of years before, Euan was appointed to the board as Sales Director. He is now the Commercial Director responsible for the sales and marketing of all Symington Port and Wine brands worldwide.

In 2010 he was responsible for setting up together with the Fladgate Partnership, the Vintage Port Academy. The main purpose of this association is to promote the appreciation and knowledge of Vintage Port across Asia. The Academy is now in its 10th year with over 1000 members of the wine and spirit trade having attended its workshops.

He is also involved in various other associations including the Factory House in Oporto where he was the Treasurer in 2015 and the Oporto British School, where was Chairman of the Statutory Audit Board.

Euan’s two children attended OBS before going to Boarding schools in the UK.