Members are advised that the 2022-2023 Annual General Meeting was held at DW Fox Tucker, King William Street, Adelaide on Friday 8th of December 2023, and the Association is pleased to advise of the following appointments:
The following were elected to the 2024 and 2025 Management Committees:
The following will comprise the 2024 Management Committee:
Management Committee members serve voluntarily for the benefit of WISA and the wine industry supply sector. The Association would like to thank all for their commitment.
The Association would also like to thank outgoing Management Committee members;
for their respective contributions to WISA over their (multiple) terms on the Management Committee. Their contributions and insights provided to the Association have been greatly appreciated.
Thanks to DW Fox Tucker for hosting the Annual General Meeting.
WISA 2022-2023 Annual General Meeting : Report from the Chair, Tim Stead
I am pleased to present the Chair Report for Wine Industry Suppliers Association Inc (WISA) for the 12-month period ending 30th June 2023.
I wish to thank entire Management Committee who volunteer their time representing WISA nationally as well as past-committee members who were with us during the 2022/23 year.
Also, I acknowledge the work done by Shirley Fraser during the term (to Jan 2023) and thank her for her contribution.
WISA champions wine supply chain in everything we do to engage with the sector. Our pillars are to connect, cultivate, communicate and advocate. To amplify the voice of supplier businesses and keep abreast of industry issues. We have done that through
The last financial year was turbulent to say the least. With global economic instability caused by high inflation and subsequent fiscal policy shifts, navigating the challenges of 2022/23 hasn’t been straight forward. This placed pressures on membership revenue, revenue collection and event participation. Whilst the year was largely unimpacted by the pandemic, many post COVID19 behaviours, such as last-minute participation commitments, made planning and budgeting for events very difficult. Despite the challenges, WISA has continued to deliver high quality and high value services and benefits to its members, and the broader industry, as committed in its strategic plan.
The renewal of committee members at the previous AGM in Dec 2023, appointment of a new executive committee, and the recruitment of Cameron Hills to the EO role in Feb 2023 were significant changes in this year. This brought about a deeper focus on the financial and administrative disciplines in the organisation as well as new and exciting ideas for the management of WISA into the future.
I thank Cameron Hills as EO to WISA for his contribution, and execution of these member focussed activities and for the initiative and independence demonstrated during the handover from the previous EO. I am very pleased that, despite a significant changing of the guard, WISA has continued to deliver on its strategy and focus, to represent the members and be relevant to the Wine supply chain in its entirety.
In summary, the July 2022 to June 2023 year has been a challenging, but triumphant time for the organisation and, again, I thank the Management Committee and EO in further supporting the value proposition of the WISA organisation and our members.