Bill Newlands

President and Chief Operating Officer


Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science
Harvard Business School, MBA


Bill Newlands is Constellation’s president and chief operating officer reporting to Rob Sands, chief executive officer. Bill oversees all operating aspects of the company and is advancing Constellation’s position as an industry leader. In addition to leading the Wine + Spirits and Beer Divisions, growth and national sales organizations, Bill leads the finance, human resource and legal functions. 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. In 2017 he became the company’s chief operating officer and in 2018 his role expanded to include president. 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, (1999-2001); managing director, U.S. and global marketing officer, LVMH Chandon Estates (1996 – 1999).