The rapid growth and development of Australian wine in the 1990s was driven largely by individuals: innovative and collaborative change-makers who contributed their knowledge and time to the greater good of the sector.

The Future Leaders program is the wine community’s peak personal and professional leadership program. It is designed for the next crop of those who are ready to step up and take their businesses and our sector to the next level.

If you’re one of the lucky few to be involved in this program you’ll hear from some of Australia’s best speakers on topics such as innovation, leadership and culture. You’ll connect with people from across the Australian grape and wine community, including our Future Leaders Alumni.

Future Leaders is a biennial program. Visit www.winefutureleaders.com for more information about the program. Please email research@wineaustralia.com if you have any queries. 

Meet our Future Leaders 2021

The 2021 program scheduled to commence in June has now shifted to commence in June 2022. Future Leaders is a biennial program and this change does not impact the call for applications for Future Leaders 2023, which will open January 2023.

Fifteen dynamic and skilled members of the Australian wine community have joined the roll call of the grape and wine sector’s professional and personal development program, Future Leaders. Comprising members from across the breadth the sector – including viticulturists, winemakers, consultants, scientists, communicators and executives – the Future Leaders 2021 are:

Aaron Mercer

Mercer Wines (Hunter Valley, NSW)

Amanda Whiteland

Margaret River Wine Association (Margaret River, WA)

Briony Hoare

Beach Road Wines (McLaren Vale, SA)

Daniel McDonald

The Cutting & Pernod Ricard Winemakers (Barossa Valley, SA)

Emily Hay

Barossa Grape & Wine Association (Barossa Valley, SA)

Ewan Proctor

Extended Play Consulting (Yarra Valley, VIC) 

Jean Macintyre

Pernod Ricard Winemakers (Adelaide, SA)

Josh Hixson

Australian Wine Research Institute (Adelaide, SA)

Kate Sturgess

Brokenwood Wines (Hunter Valley, NSW)

Katherine Herd

Domaine Chandon (Yarra Valley, VIC) 

Lauren Hansen

Penley Estate (Coonawarra, SA)

Mavis Zhang

Wine Network Consulting (Melbourne, VIC)

Richard Burch

Howard Park Wines (Perth, WA)

Steven Faulkner

Oakridge Wines (Yarra Valley, VIC) 

Victoria Soffer

Coles Liquor (Melbourne, VIC)

Read our announcement here

Visit www.winefutureleaders.com for more information about the program. 

 


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