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Wine Australia
  • Contribute to the long-term success of the Australian grape and wine sector
  • High profile governance roles for a multi-faceted Australian statutory authority
  • Skills-based board

Australian wine is a unique, high-quality product, created in 65 wine regions, and enjoyed in 114 markets around the world.  Australian wine is authentic, exciting and bold – just like the people who create it.

At Wine Australia, we want Australia to be recognised as the world’s pre-eminent wine producer and our team plays a vital role in supporting the sector to achieve this vision.  We foster and encourage profitable, resilient, and sustainable Australian wine grape and wine businesses by investing in research, development and innovation in technology, processes and systems, building market access, disseminating market information, and ensuring compliance through our regulatory functions.

We are seeking applicants for non-executive director positions for a term of up to three years.  Applicants shall embrace the role of governance and must be able to demonstrate expertise and/or extensive experience in one or more of the following domains, with particular emphasis on areas highlighted in bold:

  • research, innovation, and portfolio management
  • research, extension, and adoption
  • grapegrowing
  • winemaking
  • regional economic development
  • stakeholder management and communications
  • export regulation
  • market access and diversification
  • market development, sustainability, and strategy
  • statutory authority governance
  • business management, audit, and risk

Applicants are asked to provide career and personal details (four page maximum including a brief and current CV/bio), addressing those areas from the list above in which they have specific skills and experience. Other relevant skills and experience should also be noted.  Board experience and AICD qualifications will be very highly regarded. Remuneration and allowances for directors are prescribed by the Australian Government Remuneration Tribunal.

For a candidate information pack, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information about Wine Australia, please visit

Applications should be addressed to Peter Hayes, Presiding Member, Wine Australia Selection Committee by 5pm Sunday 18 April 2021.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

Confidential telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew Reed and his team on (08) 8100 8827.

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