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New Wine and Brandy Corporation board appointed

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The Hon. Tony Burke MP

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Minister for Sustainable Population

New Wine and Brandy Corporation board appointed

02 Jun 2008 DAFF08/069B

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke has appointed the new board of the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation.

The term of the new board, chaired by the Hon John Moore AO, is to April 2011.

The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation is a statutory authority providing strategic support to the Australian wine sector including on marketing, policy and research.

The new Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation board members are:

 Andrew Moore - Owner, Build Your Own Brands, specialising in the sale, marketing and distribution of wine internationally and domestically  Josephine Rozman - marketing consultant to wine-industry-related companies on domestic marketing and distribution strategies and export planning  Kate Thompson - Legal Counsel and Company Secretary, Pernod Ricard Pacific Pty

Ltd. Kate has considerable legal and commercial experience in the wine industry  Mark Purbrick - Managing Director, Management Solutions Australia. Mark has extensive wine industry experience, particularly in marketing, administration and

business management  Tony Jordan - Currently Chief Executive Officer of three successful Australian and New Zealand wineries. Tony was previously a consultant on wine-making and viticulture  Natalie Toohey - Director, Corporate and Australia, Asia, Pacific Communications,

Fosters Group, Victoria. Natalie has extensive skills covering executive business management and public administration  Kevin McLintock - Deputy Chairman, McWilliam’s Wines Pty Ltd. Kevin has wide experience in the wine industry, including in international marketing and trade


Mr Burke said Andrew Moore and Mark Purbrick have been reappointed. The remainder are new members.

Chairman John Moore AO was appointed on 1 July 2006. Mr Moore has had an extensive career in the public and private sectors, including as a former Howard government minister. He is Deputy Chairman of Mineral Securities Ltd, a resource investment business.

“The board members bring a range of experience to the role and will help the Australian wine industry consolidate after a period of strong growth,” Mr Burke said.

“The board will also work with industry to help meet the challenges of climate change and a shrinking world.”

Mr Burke also thanked retiring members Angus Kennedy, Leon Deans, Michael De Palma and Caroline Dunn, for their contributions to the corporation and the Australian wine industry.