The issues of cultural change and gender equality have been subject to discussion around the WFA Board table for some time. It is clear to the WFA Board that a first step is an Industry Code of Conduct. Therefore the Board has established a working group to develop this most important Code. There is much to be done and the time has come for action.
Members of the Working Group are:
Tony Battaglene – CEO, Winemakers’ Federation of Australia
Corrina Wright – Winemaker and Director, Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
Jason Amos – Managing Director, Lallemand Australia
Angie Bradbury – Managing Director, Dig+Fish
Jane Thomson – Founder and Chair, Australian Women in Wine
Kate Harvey – General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Strategy, Wine Australia
James Omond – Omond & Co.
Andrew Weeks – CEO, Australian Vignerons
The following have agreed to act as a referral body as necessary:
Joanna Andrew Independent Chair, Australian Vignerons
Sandy Clark President, Winemakers’ Federation of Australia
Brian Walsh Chair, Wine Australia
It is anticipated that a Wine Industry Code of Conduct will be in place within 6 months.