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.

2019 AWRI Board election results

An election was recently held for one position on the AWRI Board in the small levy payer category, with seven candidates contesting the election. The AWRI is pleased to announce that Toby Bekkers from Bekkers Wine was elected to the Board in the small levy payer category.

For medium and large producers, a single nomination was received in each category, so elections were not required. Louisa Rose of Yalumba Family Winemakers and Marcus Woods of Pernod Ricard Winemakers were re-elected to the AWRI Board.

All three Directors will commence their elected terms on 1 January 2020.