Alternate Directors are those who step into the role of Director when the principal Director of that company is unable to be present at a Board meeting. The following individuals provide strong support on our Board.
Company: Australian Vintage Ltd
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Company: Coopers Premium Beverages
Company Title: General Manager – Sales & Marketing
A successful founding member of the Premium Beverages business in 2003, Mark assumed the role of General Manager – Sales and Marketing with the company. Previous sales and marketing experience in the food and beverage industry includes time with Fosters Group, Bonlac Foods and Simplot.
Company : Coca-Cola Amatil
Company Title : GM Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability
As a strategic corporate communications professional, Nicki has over 15+ years’ experience gained with leading national and international organisations in the UK and Australia.
In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the Public Affairs and Communications strategy and providing sustainability leadership for Coca-Cola Amatil’s Alcohol & Coffee operations, operating in five countries and encompassing 135 brands. Prior to working for Coca-Cola Amatil, she spent 10 years in professional sport, holding a number of senior roles in media, digital and corporate communications.
Company: Samuel Smith & Son
Company Title: State Manager NSW
John has been part of the wine industry since 1992, having worked at BRL Hardy, Kingston Estate Wines and De Bortoli Wines. He is currently the state manager at Samuel Smith & Son, and brings his extensive sales experience with the industry to the role.
Company: Pernod Ricard Australia
Company Title: Wine Portfolio Marketing Manager
Emma is the Wine Portfolio Marketing Manager for Pernod Ricard Australia and has worked in the drinks industry both here and in the UK for 18 years.
During Emma’s time she has worked across sales, category and marketing in beer, spirits and wine.
Company : De Bortoli Wines
Company Title : Sales Operations Manager-Australia
Vince's experience in the industry is extensive, commencing in 1975 through to 1991. He managed his family's 3 liquor stores before moving on to become a Sales Representative for Cascade Brewery. He then spent 11 years at Carlton & United Breweries, before moving on to Liquor Marketing Group for two years. He then took on the Victorian & Tasmanian State Managers role at De Bortoli Wines.
Company: Lion Beer Australia
Company Title: National Sales Director
Mark is the National Sales Director for Lion Australia, having been appointed to the role in 2011. During Mark’s time at Lion he has held several different regional sales roles in both Adelaide and Brisbane, before he relocated to Sydney in 2008 to head up the Sales function. Prior to Lion Mark spent eight years with Coca Cola Amatil in their soft drink business and eight years with Price Waterhouse in Sydney and London. It was the latter where he gained his love of the amber ale!
Company: De Bortoli Wines
Company Title: IT Manager/CIO
Bill has over 30 years expertise in F&B FMCG, Agribusiness and related operations, including over 20 years wine industry experience. Bill's IT work has been recognised via a "Most Innovative CIO of the year" award (MIS, 2005). Bill was also runner up for the "CIO of the year - Retail" award (2016), for work on Agricultural JIT Supply Chain integration.
Company : 100Proof
Company Title : Director
Company Title: Head of Independents
With over 15 years in the drinks industry, Chris currently leads Diageo’s Independent, On-Trade and Wholesale business. Chris’s experience spans a range of marketing and multi-channel commercial roles in Australia, the UK and Asia, after a successful career in finance with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Company: Campari Australia
Company Title: Marketing Director
Nicole Stanners is the Marketing Director for Australia and New Zealand for Campari ANZ. Nicole has more than 20 years marketing experience. She has held local, regional and global marketing, innovation, category and trade marketing roles across Europe, Asia and Australasia for Blue Chip Multinational companies such as Unilever, Cadbury, SCA and Diageo.
Company: Accolade Wines
Company Title: General Marketing and Category ANZP
Andrew has spent many years in the industry at Cumulus Wines and Southcorp Wines. Andrew is the Business Development Manager for Accolade Wines and has been in this position since 2013.
Company: Brown Family Wine Group
Company Title: National Account Manager - Woolworths
David is a Sales and Marketing professional with extensive liquor industry experience. David has worked at Swift & Moore, Tucker Seabrook, Fine wine Partners and Foley Family Wines NZ before moving into his current role at Brown Brothers as National Account Manager-Woolworths.
Company: Carlton and United Breweries/ AB Inbev
Company: McWilliam's Wines Group
Company Title: Chief Executive Officer
David Pitt is CEO of the McWilliam’s Wines Group, appointed in July 2018.
David brings a wealth of leadership experience across the fast-moving consumer goods industry to McWilliam’s, holding previous senior positions with some of Australia’s most iconic brands including General Manager at Parmalat, Retail Sales Director at Red Bull, and Sales Director at Campbell Arnott’s.
Known for his strong commercial acumen and decisive leadership style, David is an accomplished change agent and innovation driver who has steered numerous multi-national companies through periods of transformation including acquisitions, organisational and operational changes.