APM Wine Investment has appointed Philip Staveley to the board of directors.

In the course of his 23 years as a stockbroker, Staveley established County NatWest’s Asian sales desk, redeveloped Smith New Court’s Asian franchises in London and Hong Kong ahead of the purchase by Merrill Lynch, led Merrill to the top position for Asian product distribution in Europe, created a unique fully integrated global emerging market sales desk for Deutsche Bank and originated Nomura’s global emerging markets business.

Staveley’s first investment in Fine Wine was in 1998 and since 2008 he has been a freelance journalist, active private investor, and property developer.

Staveley said: “I am delighted to join the board of AP M Wine Investment Ltd. I hope that by bringing some of the Philip Staveley, formerly of Nomura and now Director at APM Fine Wine Investment principles from my stock broking career to bear, I will be able to underpin APM’s efforts to remove some of the inefficiencies in the Fine Wine market place and improve the overall client experience of this very exciting investment opportunity.”

David Jackson, managing director said: “We couldn’t be more delighted to have someone of Philip’s calibre joining the team. His past accomplishments and expertise are apparent, but over and above that, he is an invigorating presence in our business; Philip is an entrepreneurial visionary adding zest and broadening our horizons.”