Ronan was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and has been involved in the wine business for nearly 20 years.
His previous experience includes Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons, Pied à Terre and wine merchant OW Loeb. He worked for the Gordon Ramsay group as Executive Head Sommelier for 8 years, mainly in the 3 Michelin star Royal Hospital Road, where he created the wine lists and trained wine service teams for Claridge’s, the Connaught, the Savoy, Boxwood Café, Maze, and several overseas operations. He was also at the Greenhouse restaurant and the Director of Wines and Spirits for the Hotel du Vin group. Ronan also worked as the Head of Wine for the prestigious Dorchester Collection UK, which consists of the Dorchester (home to the 3 Michelin star Alain Ducasse restaurant), Coworth Park and 45 Park Lane (the London branch of Cut by Wolfgang Puck).
He is a Master Sommelier, previous winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year competition, and has represented the UK in the European Sommelier Competition twice. Ronan is also the COO for the Court of Master Sommeliers Europe.