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THE Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA), which commenced operations on 1 July 2014, has announced the appointment of Andreas Clark as acting chief executive officer to lead the new body through its early stages.

Andreas was Wine Australia’s acting CEO from September 2013 and has previously held a number of senior management roles with Wine Australia since 2006.

“Andreas is an experienced senior executive who is ideally placed to lead the Australian Grape and Wine Authority following the merger of Wine Australia and the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation,” acting chairman Brian Walsh said.

“This acting appointment is initially for three months to allow for the early establishment of the new authority and to ensure that existing services to the wine sector and our partners can proceed with maximum efficiency.”

For further information please contact:

Charmaine Glase – Australian Grape and Wine Authority

Manager, Communications and PR

P: 02 9361 1263

M: 0409 859 960

E: charmaine.glase@wineaustralia.com