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21 Sep 2018
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Wine Australia Chair Brian Walsh has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud MP of the new Wine Australia Board.

‘I look forward to welcoming the five new Directors who will be joining our ongoing Directors Brian Croser AO and Mary Retallack on 1 October 2018’, Mr Walsh said.

‘Our new Directors bring valuable skills in governance, research, marketing and the broader grape and wine sector and I look forward to working with them to deliver value for all our stakeholders.

‘I would like to thank our outgoing Directors Eliza Brown, David Dearie, Edouard Peter, Keith Todd and Kim Williams AM for their dedication and valued contributions. I know that they will remain deeply engaged with the Australian grape and wine community and I wish them well with their future endeavours’, he said.

From 1 October 2018, the Wine Australia Board will be:

  • Brian Walsh (Chair)
  • Dr Michele Allan
  • Catherine Cooper
  • Brian Croser AO
  • Professor Peter Høj
  • Cath Oates
  • Mary Retallack, and
  • Mitchell Taylor.

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