13 May 2011
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, announced today the appointment of the new Wine Australia Corporation board members.
Minister Ludwig said the new board will draw on the extensive viticulture, wine making, marketing, business, finance and public administration skills of its members to reinforce the corporation’s objectives.
“This board, chaired by Jim Dominguez, has the experience and expertise required to strengthen Australia’s position in the highly competitive world wine market,” Minister Ludwig said.
“The board will contribute a high level of strategic capability to assist the Australian industry overcome current challenges and provide leadership in regional development and global marketing.”
Minister Ludwig congratulated re–appointed board members Tony Jordan, Kate Thompson, Kevin McLintock and Josephine Rozman, along with new members Bill Moularadellis, Brian Walsh and Sue Henderson.
Minister Ludwig thanked outgoing members Andrew Moore, Mark Purbrick and Natalie Toohey for their contribution to the Australian wine industry.
The appointments were made in accordance with the Government’s open and transparent merit selection process.
Managing Director, Kingston Estate Wines. Mr Moularadellis has extensive experience in winemaking, grape growing, and sales and marketing both locally and internationally.
Director, Strategy and Business Development, Yalumba Wine Co. Mr Walsh has a strong background in the wine industry and a good mix of leadership skills, innovative thinking and strategic vision.
Chartered accountant and marketing consultant. Ms Rozman has over 20 years of experience in wine sales, marketing and management in both domestic and international markets, and chairs the Knowledge Development Advisory Committee.
Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, Pernod Ricard Pacific. Ms Thompson is experienced in legal matters, public affairs and corporate social responsibility, and in all transactional aspects of the wine industry.
Deputy Chairman, McWilliam’s Wines. A graduate of Harvard Business School. Mr McLintock has 36 years experience in the international wine industry and was a member of the Executive Council of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia from 1994 to 2008.
Business owner/consultant, Wine IP Pty. Ltd. Ms Henderson is a consultant in global sales, distribution and marketing to Australia and New Zealand wine industries.
Consultant, Estates and Wines group within Moët Hennessy. Dr Jordan has extensive experience in the industry, including President of the Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association and a past President of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.