Board of Directors

Ian D Ferrier AM, CA
Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee
Director since November 20, 1991

Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Founding Partner of Ferrier Hodgson, one of Australia’s leading firms of insolvency administrators and reconstruction accountants. In this capacity, he has gained extensive experience in the management and administration of both private and public companies at all levels. He is presently Chairman of Invocare Limited, Energy One Limited and Australian Oil Company Limited and a Director of Goodman Group and Reckon Limited.

Brian J McGuigan AM
Executive Director - Director since November 20, 1991

Over 45 years experience in the wine industry.  Formerly Managing Director of Wyndham Estate Group from 1970 to 1990 and then Managing Director of McGuigan Simeon Wines Limited from 1991 to 2006.  He is currently the Chairman of the Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital; founder of Hunter Wine Country Private Irrigation District of which he is currently a Director.  Patron of the Nicholas Trust and other charity organisations.

Perry R Gunner B. Ag. Sc, Grad. Dip, Bus. Admin
Non-executive Director since June 28, 2002

Over 30 years experience in the wine industry. Formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orlando Wyndham Group Pty Ltd. Chairman of Freedom Nutritional Products Ltd and ABB Grain Ltd.


Richard Davis
Non-executive Director since May 2009


Neil McGuigan                                                                                                   Director since July 21 2010                                                                                                                                           An award-winning wine maker with over 30 years experience in the industry. Held a variety of roles from Chief Winemaker, Group Production Director whilst at Wyndham Estate from 1979-1992. Rejoined brother, Brian at Brian McGuigan Wines as the Production Director from 1992-1994.  In 1994 moved on to become the wine maker and part owner of Briar Ridge winery until 2000 when Mildara Blass bought Neil's share. From here Neil became the General Manager at Rothbury Estate from 2000-2004 before once again rejoining Brian at McGuigan Simeon Wines(now Australian Vintage Ltd) in 2004. Currently CEO of Australian Vintage Ltd.