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8 June 1962 |
Boksburg, South Africa
|Occupation||Founder of Naked Wines|
|Website||Rowan at Nakedwines.com|
Gormley studied at Selborne College East London and the University of Cape Town. He trained as an accountant with Arthur Andersen in South Africa before moving to the UK in 1987 to work in venture capital for Electra Capital Partners.
Life at Virgin
Since Virgin Direct, he has launched 3 new start-ups. When he left Virgin Money he set up Orgasmic Wines with the help of his business partner Laura Knight and his brother Clinton Gormley. The firm became Virgin Wines in 2000 when Richard Branson bought into the business.
Laithwaites subsequently bought Virgin Wines and Gormley left his CEO role in June 2008, when he was fired.
Web based at these regional sites:
http://www.nakedwines.com/rowan Naked Page]
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