Ewan Venters is Chief Executive Officer of Hauser & Wirth.  Prior to that, Ewan held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Fortnum & Mason from 2012 to 2020. Spears Magazine described him as “one of the most influential people on the British food scene”.

He joined Fortnum & Mason from Selfridges, where he was executive director for food, restaurants and online. In his seven years at Selfridges, where he was responsible for its acclaimed food hall, Ewan was part of an executive team which transformed the department store. Twice in that period, it was named Best Department Store in the World by its peers.

Ewan has a strong background in food retailing, He joined the Sainsbury management trainee programme at 17, and progressed through the ranks to the post of food buyer. He then joined the food services supplier, Brakes, where he held a number of senior posts before being approached by the Weston family to take charge of Selfridges’ food offering.

Ewan, a native from the Kingdom of Fife, has lived in London for 31 years. He numbers almost every leading chef in Britain among his friends.