Management

 

Cayman Distributors Group

Mat Bishop

Chief Executive Officer

Mat Bishop is the Chief Executive Officer for Cayman Distributors Group (CDG) and its subordinate entities Cayman Distributors Ltd and Blackbeard’s Trading Company Ltd. Mat has a wealth of business management experience in multiple European, Asian, Caribbean and American markets. Born and raised in New Zealand, Mat completed a post-graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Otago. He spent several years in the UK working primarily in the telecoms industry before moving to the Cayman Islands with his Wife in 2003. In 2006 Mat joined the venture capital wing of the Dart group - Active Capital Ltd, and oversaw the purchase of Cayman Distributors Ltd, its subsequent amalgamation with Blackbeard’s, and the 2010 acquisition of Big Daddy’s Ltd. Since 2007 Mat has had day to day management responsibility for CDG - a company that has grown to be one of the leading players in the Cayman Islands alcoholic beverage industry. Mat lives in George Town with his wife Kim and their three young children.

 

Cayman Distributors Group

Ben Cullen

Chief Financial Officer

Ben is the Chief Financial Officer for CDG. His career includes over 15 years’ experience in the Beer, Wines and Spirits industry. Prior to moving to Grand Cayman in 2007, he worked for Fuller, Smith & Turner, London’s largest regional brewery and William Grants & Sons, a global scotch whisky company. During his tenure, Ben was responsible for Global Travel Retail and Developing Markets, where he gained experience across a number of international markets. Ben studied Mathematics and Finance at the University of Portsmouth in the UK.

 

Cayman Distributors Group

Lydia Ireri

Finance Manager

Originally from General Motors in Kenya, Lydia came to the Cayman Islands with her husband in 2008. After working as Operations Manager for a local Retail and Distribution Company, Lydia joined the team at CDG in 2011. As finance Manager she oversees the finances of the group (retail/wholesale/manufacturing), Budget preparation/monitoring and cash flow management.

 

 

 

Cayman Distributors Group

Frank Roulstone

General Manager

Frank oversees all operations, manufacturing, retail, sales and marketing functions for Cayman Distributors Group. Frank has nearly two decades of experience in Cayman’s beverage industry, including 14 years as a director of the Jacques Scott Group’s Beverage Division. Frank’s love of wine and travel has taken him to almost every major wine-growing region in the world, including France, Spain, Italy and California. He is actively involved in the community and supports a number of charitable organisations and groups.