2 December 2021

Wine Industry Suppliers of Australia Inc. (WISA) have today met for the 2021 Annual General Meeting. 

In the call for nominees for the Management Committee, twelve (12) nominations were received for five (5) open positions.  In line with the constitution of WISA, an election was held via online ballot, and members voted in the new position holders.  We thank the enthusiasm and participation from our nominees and for the support of their businesses.  We were thrilled with the outstanding diversity in wine sector focus, experience, location and backgrounds.

The newly elected Management Committee members include Liz Schoen of Liz Schoen Consulting, Eric Wilkes of AWRI and Steven Scott of Pernod Ricard.  Re-elected were Robin Shaw of Wine Tourism Australia and Nathalie Taquet of eBottli.  Ongoing members are Jason Amos of Lallemand, Amy Bishop of DW Fox Tucker, Daniel Polsen of Adama, Tim Stead of Amorim Corks and Andrew Kuhndt of Orora Group.

We take this opportunity to thank our retiring committee members for their continued support, efforts and leadership; Dan Eggleton of Vinous, Mike Whitehouse of VinCreative and Robyn Haworth of Winetitles Media.

Each year the Executive positions on the committee are vacated and re-elected.  We are pleased to confirm the WISA Executive Team will include for 2022 Jason Amos as Chair, Tim Stead as Vice Chair, Nathalie Taquet as Treasurer and Amy Bishop as Secretary & Public Officer.

WISA Chair, Jason Amos, said “after the dormancy of covid that was prudent to have, WISA is demonstrating its relevance for the Australian wine sector.  Now more than ever, the industry needs collaboration and leadership, advocacy, and innovation.  By enriching our membership into more segments of the value chain we are hearing from, and projecting the voices of, our members.”

WISA Executive Officer, Shirley Fraser added “it is exciting to see the passion of the members and the elected management committee to lean in, contribute and problem solve. Our committee is reflective of all parts of the industry, representing diversity in gender and interests in both the management committee and the Executive.  I am eager to kick of 2022 with our renewed strategy, collaborations, and industry activations.”

As the enabler of amplified wine sector value-chain engagement, WISA is ready to take the next step in 2022 to continue providing a collecting voice for suppliers to have market access, and a strong and respected influence for commercial impact and sector improvement.

For media enquiries please contact WISA EO Shirley Fraser

Mobile +61 449 704 409 or email eo@wisa.org.au  


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