William Newlands

Bill Newlands is Constellation’s executive vice president and chief operating officer reporting to Rob Sands, chief executive officer. Bill oversees the company’s Wine + Spirits and Beer Divisions. He also leads the growth organization, which spearheads cross-divisional innovation efforts and consumer insights meant to fuel sustainable, long-term growth for the company. Bill is a member of the executive management committee.


Bill joined Constellation in 2015 as EVP, chief growth officer. In 2016, his role expanded to include leadership of the Wine + Spirits Division, and in 2017 he became the company’s chief operating officer. Bill previously served as president, North America at Beam, Inc. Under his leadership, Beam became one of the fastest-growing companies in its category.


Previous appointments include president, Beam Spirits U.S. (2008-2010); president, Beam Wine Estates (2005-2007); president and CEO, Allied Domecq Wines USA (2002-2005); CEO and board director, wine.com (1999-2001); managing director, U.S. and global marketing officer, LVMH Chandon Estates (1996 – 1999).