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Merry Christmas from the Drinks Association

Merry Christmas from the Drinks Association

Merry Christmas to all our members from the staff at the Drinks Association.

We are proud to have spent another year providing everything from industry data to targeted forums and a broad spectrum of events, publications and websites.

Drinks Association members receive invaluable access to a variety of specifically tailored services designed to improve industry cross functionality and reduce common costs; and facilitates commercial solutions that deliver value-creating data and information, translating to real financial benefit.

Our purpose is to make a positive difference to the industry, by being a dynamic, vibrant and collaborative partner for members and strengthening the brand proposition of the industry in Australia and beyond.

The Drinks Association office will be closed from Friday, December 20 and will re-open on Monday, January 6.

The last update to the Liquor Licence Database for the year will be on December, 20, 2019. The next Retail Banner Database update will be published on January 15, 2020.

We would like to thank the Drinks Board for their commitment and energy in 2019 and look forward to another productive year in 2020.

The Drinks Board

Chair: Ralph Dunning (Director, Jara Consulting)

Deputy Chair: Michael Ritoli (General Manager National Sales, Asahi Premium Beverages)

Treasurer: Tim Gilberd (Sales Strategy & Services Director, Lion Beer Australia)

Executive Director: Michelle Pellizari (Customer Director - Coles, Lion Beer Australia)

Executive Director: Mark Churi (General Manager Sales, Casella Family Brands)

Executive Director: Jeff McKenzie (Sales Director, Pernod Ricard Australia)

Director: Alistair Miller (Commercial Finance Director - ANZP, Accolade Wines)

Director: Andrew Clarke (Commercial Director, Diageo Australia)

Director: Cam Pearce (Marketing and Innovation Director, Coopers Brewery)

Director: Darren West (Marketing Director, Brown-Forman Australia) 

Director: Ivor MacDonald (Head of Domestic Markets, McWilliams)

Director: Kristy Ryan (Head of Sales, William Grant & Sons Australia)

Director: Mark Rowe (Director, 100 Proof)

Director: Mitchell Taylor (Managing Director & Winemaker, Taylors Wines)

Director: Paul Midolo (Director, Strategy & Trading, Samuel Smith & Son)

Director: Paul Morris (Logistics and Supply Director, Bacardi-Martini Australia)

Director: Rose Scott (Vice President of Sales, Carlton & United Breweries)

Director: Sarah Parkes (Director Independents, On Premise & Field, Treasury Wine Estates)

Director: Scott Burton (General Manager, Marketing, Australian Vintage Ltd)

Director: Shane Bulluss (General Manager, National Sales, Brown Family Wine Group)

Director: Simon Durrant (Commercial Director, Campari Australia)

Director: Tobias Hoogewerff (Sales Director - Licensed, Coca-Cola Amatil)

Director: Warwick Brook (State Manager NSW/ACT, De Bortoli Wines)

Pictured main: the Drinks Association staff celebrating Christmas lunch together.