Our CEO and executive management team

Andreas Clark – Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Andreas leads the Wine Australia team as it works to support the success of the Australian grape and wine community to achieve sustained prosperity.

Andreas has led Wine Australia (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) since its inception on 1 July 2014. Prior to that, he held a number of senior management roles with the former Wine Australia Corporation from 2006 onwards. 

Before joining the wine sector, Andreas served as a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra and Brunei and has also worked as a lawyer in private practice and in-house with an ASX-listed company.

He holds a Master of Laws from the Australian National University and Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Flinders University and is admitted to practice in South Australia. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and the Authentic Leadership Program at Harvard University.

Peter Bailey – Manager, Market Insights

As Manager, Market Insights, Peter leads a team that keeps the Australian wine sector informed through the collection, presentation and dissemination of global wine sector insights.  

Peter joined Wine Australia as Senior Analyst in 2006 and was promoted to the senior management team in 2010.  

Prior to joining the wine sector he spent a decade in the Australian energy industry, his last role being Manager, Commercial Analysis at Origin Energy. 

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Business (Honours EF) from University of South Australia and has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Stuart Barclay  – General Manager, Marketing

Stuart joined Wine Australia in November 2014 and as General Manager, Marketing he has responsibility for Wine Australia promotional activities domestically and internationally. Stuart has more than 18 years’ experience in the wine sector in the UK and Australia, including 10 years’ experience managing buying, wine production, direct-to-consumer sales and marketing channels for the Cellarmasters Group and Woolworths Liquor Group.

Steve Guy  – General Manager, Market Access

After graduating from South Australia’s Roseworthy Agricultural College with an oenology degree in 1984, Steve worked for several of Australia’s largest wine companies. In particular, he worked for the organisation that evolved into Beringer Blass in various roles, including Chemist, Quality Manager and Regional Winemaker, from 1986 to 2000. Steve was appointed to the newly created position of Compliance Manager with the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation, now Wine Australia, in September 2000. Steve’s responsibilities were extended in 2005 to encompass Wine Australia's contribution to Australia’s market access initiatives.

Steve also holds a degree in pure mathematics from the University of Adelaide, a Diploma in Wine Law from the University of Champagne-Ardenne and an MBA from La Trobe University.

He has participated in many Australian wine sector committees and working groups, and is the current chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for FIVS-ABRIDGE, co-chair of the FIVS Market Access Group and an authoritative source of regulatory information of interest to the international wine community.

Kate Harvey – General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Strategy

As General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Strategy, Kate has responsibility for Wine Australia's strategy development and execution, external engagement and internal communications.

Kate was previously General Manager, Research, Development and Extension at Wine Australia and General Manager at the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC). Before joining GWRDC, one of Wine Australia's two predecessor organisations, Kate held senior positions at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. She has also worked in the government and corporate sectors.

Kate holds an Honours degree in politics from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from the University of South Australia. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rachel Triggs – General Counsel

As Wine Australia’s General Counsel, Rachel delivers legal, risk management and strategic support across all business units and assumes responsibility for Wine Australia’s regulatory function including the management of the label integrity program and maintenance of the Register of Geographical Indications and Other Terms. 

Prior to joining Wine Australia, Rachel worked as a corporate lawyer specialising in wine law.  Rachel has a Bachelor of Science (Jurisprudence) majoring in genetics and biochemistry, a Masters degree in Oenology and a Bachelor of Law (University of Adelaide), a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and a Diploma of European Wine Law (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne). In 2014, she co-authored a wine law text book, Global Wine Regulation

Before completing her Law degree, Rachel worked as a winemaker in the Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Oregon and Tuscany. 

Dr Liz Waters  – General Manager, Research Development and Extension

Liz has responsibility for Wine Australia's research, development and extension programs. These national programs, in collaboration with diverse research providers across the full value chain, aim to deliver short- and long-term value for the Australian grape and wine community and to help the sector achieve sustained prosperity.

Liz was previously Senior RD&E Program Manager at the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC), one of Wine Australia's two predecessor organisations. Prior to joining GWRDC in 2011, Liz held senior research positions at The Australian Wine Research Institute and the Cooperative Research Centre for Viticulture and is internationally recognised as a leader in grape and wine research. 

Liz has a PhD in Wine Science from the University of Adelaide and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Steven Weinert –  General Manager, Corporate Services

As Wine Australia's General Manager, Corporate Services, Steven has responsibility for all corporate services, financial, information technology and human resource functions as well as performing company secretarial duties. Prior to joining Wine Australia, Steven worked in senior finance and operational roles for a diverse range of corporate entities, ranging from the Port Adelaide Football Club to the Jeffries Group, and over 10 years in a number of different roles with Pernod Ricard.

Steven is a Masters qualified Fellow of CPA Australia and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.