Michael Clarke Is In a Hurry

The CEO of Treasury aims to turn around a company that sells close to 35 million cases of wine a year
Michael Clarke Is In a Hurry
Michael Clarke in the board room at Treasury Wine Estates' offices in Melbourne, Australia. Clarke has brought ideas from the food industry to wine. He's also brought determination. (Lucas Allen)
Aug 31, 2018

In early 2014, Michael Clarke took the job as CEO of Treasury Wine Estates. He had never worked in wine, but he was confident he could lead Treasury back to profitability. So far he's had success. Treasury's sales and profits in both China and the United States have dramatically improved. But still, there are doubters. Wine Spectator's Mitch Frank explains.

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