Ivan started his career with Harvey Nichols in 2005 where he managed the Manchester store’s wine range and restaurant offer. Promoted to a buying role 3 years later, Ivan is now based at the company’s head office where he sources products for a number of wine and spirit categories. Ivan is also involved in writing, wine education , training, public events, judging and consultancy.
Current areas of wine responsibility for Harvey Nichols include Germany, Austria, Central & Eastern Europe, England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, South America & South Africa. Similarly, his principle spirit categories includes Gin, Vodka, Rum, Tequila and Liqueurs. He has now been judging at the IWSC for 5 years.