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 here.

Results of AWRI Board election

An election was recently held for positions on the AWRI Board in the small, medium and large levy payer categories. Eight candidates nominated for election in the small category and two candidates nominated in each of the medium and large levy payer categories. The AWRI is pleased to announce that the successful candidates are:

  • Corrina Wright from Oliver’s Taranga in the small levy payer category
  • Brett McClen from Brown Family Wine Group in the medium levy payer category
  • Nigel Sneyd MW from Accolade Wines in the large levy payer category.

All three Directors will commence their elected term on 1 January 2021. The terms of outgoing Board members, Wendy Cameron and Iain Jones, will conclude on 31 December 2020. The AWRI thanks Wendy and Iain for their significant contributions over the last three years.

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