Kate Harvey appointed to new AGWA role

Andreas Clark, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA), today announced that Kate Harvey has been appointed to a new leadership role.

Harvey will commence as General Manager – Corporate Affairs and Strategy on 1 January 2015.

Clark said, “We’re very pleased that Kate has agreed to take on this key business-integration role. Kate’s background in research and development management, corporate affairs and strategy will allow her to work across the business to help deliver value for our stakeholders.”

Harvey said, “This exciting new role provides a great opportunity to engage more deeply with our grape and wine community and ensure that our activities are delivering benefit to them.”

AGWA is developing a new Strategic Plan and commenced consultation with the wine community earlier this week with the release of a discussion paper.

Harvey’s current role, General Manager – Research, Development and Extension, will be advertised this weekend.

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For further information please contact:

Charmaine Glase—Australian Grape and Wine Authority

Manager, Communications and PR

Phone: 02 9361 1263

Mobile: 0409 859 960

Email: charmaine.glase@agwa.net.au

 

About the Australian Grape and Wine Authority

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) supports a competitive wine sector by investing in research, development and extension (RD&E), growing domestic and international markets and protecting the reputation of Australian wine.

AGWA is funded by grape growers and winemakers through levies and user-pays charges and the Australian Government, which provides matching funding for RD&E investments.

AGWA is a Commonwealth statutory authority established under the Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013 that commenced on 1 July 2014.