Wine Australia seeks Euro supremo

13 October, 2008

Wine Australia is recruiting a director for UK, Ireland and Europe as part of a reorganisation of its export structure.

A similar position is being created in North America.

Market development general manager Paul Henry said: "We’re a 6 billion dollar industry and approximately half of this value is generated through export sales. This is an exciting opportunity for two individuals to contribute to the future direction of a dynamic and growing category.”

He added: "The new structure will give our export platform a more accountable point of contact between strategy development and market opportunity. This will allow us to capitalise on current – and future – possibilities within these key trading environments.”

Wine Australia’s UK/Ireland/Europe operations will be based out of Australia House in London.




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