Miles Beale

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Miles Beale is the Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA). His responsibilities include organisational strategy, public affairs, member services and public relations.


The WSTA, one of the most powerful alcohol industry trade associations, announced in March 2012 that Beale's appointment would begin in June 2012. [1] Prior to joining WSTA Beale was Deputy Director for EU and international agriculture policy at the. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Before that he was based in the Cabinet Office where he was deputy director for European and global issues. He has also worked in the Department for Communities and Local Government. [2]


  1. Rupert Miller, 20th March 2012, The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has appointed Miles Beale as its new chief executive The Drinks Business last accessed Friday 11th October 2013
  2. WSTA 26th September 2012, Annual Conference Programme accessed 26th September 2012