Election and appointment of Directors

The Board of the Australian Wine Research Institute

The AWRI’s Constitution provides that there will be not less than five nor more than 11 Directors. Three of those directors are nominated and/or elected by organisations that pay the Wine Grapes Levy and one of those directors is nominated and/or elected by organisations that pay the Grape Research Levy. Levy payer elected directors should, in addition to their other duties and responsibilities, provide an industry perspective to the direction and priorities of AWRI’s RDE&C activities. Up to six appointed directors possessing complementary skills can also be appointed. The only Executive Director is the Managing Director.

Appointed Directors

There are no current vacancies for Appointed Directors.

Elected Directors

Voting in the 2023 AWRI Board election has now closed. The AWRI is pleased to announce that Brett McClen (Brown Family Wine Group, Vic) was re-elected in the medium Wine Grapes Levy payer category. Corrina Wright (Oliver’s Taranga and Oliver and Press Winemakers, SA) was the only nominee in the small Wine Grapes Levy Payer category and was automatically re- elected.

The Directors will commence their elected terms on 1 January 2024.

The AWRI thanks all candidates for their interest in the AWRI and all small and medium Wine Grape Levy payers who participated in the election by nominating or voting for their preferred candidate.