Election of Directors

The Board of the Australian Wine Research Institute

The AWRI’s Constitution provides that there will be not less than seven nor more than 11 Directors. Six of those directors are nominated and/or elected by organisations that pay the Wine Grapes 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 four Special Qualification Directors possessing complementary skills can also be appointed. The only Executive Director is the Managing Director.

The process of electing directors to the AWRI Board is available from here.

Results of 2017 AWRI Board elections

The AWRI is pleased to announce the following successful candidates in the 2017 AWRI Board elections:

Small levy payer category
John Harvey, Bathe Wines

Medium levy payer category
Wendy Cameron, Winemaking Consultant

Only one nomination was received in the large levy payer category, so an election was not required. Iain Jones of Treasury Wine Estates was the successful candidate in the large category.

John is a current Director of the AWRI and his new term will commence on 1 January 2018. Wendy and Iain, new Directors, will also take office on 1 January 2018. All terms are for a period of three years. The outgoing Directors are Kim Horton and Stuart McNab whose terms will conclude on 31 December 2017.

The AWRI thanks all candidates for their interest in the AWRI and thanks all levy payers that participated in the election.