Our Team

David Whittaker

Co-founder / Director / Distiller

A creative Chemical Engineer, David’s design, project and operations expertise has seen him build the distillery of his dreams. This has also provided David with the opportunity to commission his innovative new still design and see it come to life.

Vanessa Wilton

Co-founder / Marketing

Vanessa’s passion, enthusiasm and never-say-die attitude sees her 25 years of experience in marketing and design glide through the process of building a brand identity for Manly Spirits Co. Always striving for excellence in all aspects of the business from customer service & experience to product development. 

MAL HIGGS

Export Development

Mal has operated at all levels of the retail liquor industry for over 40 years. He has owned and operated more than 20 retail liquor stores during that period. He has a strong passion for the industry.

Rob Sutherland

National Sales

Following a long and successful career in sales, Rob considers himself very privileged to now be responsible for bringing Manly Spirits, a product which he passionately believes in, to alcohol connoisseurs everywhere.

Peter Barker

NTH NSW SALES

With over 15 years experience in the industry, Peter Barker brings a whole lot of passion to the NSW Sales team.  Get to know Peter:

Adam Dowden

NTH NSW SALES

Erika Andersen

VIC SALES

Cassie Ayton

QLD SALES

Beth Lucas

BRAND MANAGER/DIGITAL MARKETING

Affectionately known as ‘The Hand of the Queen’, Beth has joined the Marketing team alongside Vanessa, bringing with her a passion for all things Communications and Gin.  Get to know Beth:

Dean Adams

Brand Ambassador

Chelsie O'Brien

CUSTOMER SERVICE / MARKETING ASSISTANT