Michael has been with Australian Vintage Limited since the merger between Brian McGuigan Wines and Simeon Wines Limited in 2002 and has had over 20 years’ experience in the wine industry as a Chief Financial Officer/ Company Secretary. Michael has a B.A. in Accountancy (University of South Australia), Fellow of ASCPA, Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis (University of South Australia) and Fellow of the Chartered Secretaries.
Julian has over 20 years’ experience in the wine industry. He joined Australian Vintage in 2011 as the Business Manager for UK supermarkets, and has held the position of General Manager UK/Europe since September 2012. Julian previously worked at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, starting out as a buyer and rising to become head of wine for the group before joining Australian Vintage.
Joining Australian Vintage in 2015, Ben brought over 15 years international experience from across the drinks trade. Covering wine, beer and cider categories, Ben has built a consumer insight driven view on successfully building brands - working across both commercial and marketing roles, involved in developing key retail and distribution channels. Ben oversees the company's marketing strategy and activation across the globe.
An experienced winemaker with over 25 vintages across the Australian wine industry, Thomas hails from generations German winemakers. Following a Bachelor of Wine Science from Roseworthy Agricultural College and winemaker roles at some of Australia’s leading wineries, Thomas joined Australian Vintage in 2000 and currently holds the position of General Manager – Winemaking, Sourcing and Planning.
Josh has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and over 10 years’ exclusively in the wine industry.
He has a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in Computer Science and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Accountancy. Josh has extensive experience as a programmer, systems analyst, technical team leader and large scale ERP project manager. He has worked for Coopers & Lybrand, Ernst & Young and IBM and also ran his own consultancy in both Australia and Europe.
Alicia joined Australian Vintage in 2010 and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons), Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. Alicia is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia, a fellow member of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Chartered Secretary. Prior to joining Australian Vintage, Alicia worked as a lawyer at commercial law firm Finlaysons where she specialised in industrial relations.
Nicolas has worked across the Asia region for over 10 years, living in China, Japan and Hong Kong, where he is now based. His operational and strategic experience includes establishing distribution networks and brand-building in the wine and spirits sector.
Since joining the business in 2014, Nicolas has used his expertise to position AVL as one of the fastest growing Australian wine companies in the Asia region, with distribution in over 20 countries.
Jeff has over 10 years’ experience in the global wine and spirits industry leading sales, category, trade marketing and cross functional teams. His expertise includes implementing route to market strategies, brand and portfolio optimisation, brand acquisition and sales acceleration initiatives. Prior to joining AVL, Jeff spent eight years at Pernod Ricard in senior global business development and category marketing roles. He has worked across multiple international markets within the wine industry including ANZ, USA, China, Russia, UK, Vietnam and Thailand.
Natasha joined AVL Wines and the liquor industry in 2018 after spending time across a diverse range of industries. Natasha is an enthusiastic and passionate HR Director with global experience spanning Australia, the UK and Asia. She is responsible for the company's People, Culture & Safety strategy which involves driving an achievement-based culture whilst ensuring employees’ safety and well-being are at the forefront. Natasha holds a Master’s level degree in HR Management.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer - UK and Europe
Chief Information Officer
Alicia Morris (Kinlay)
General Counsel & Company Secretary
General Manager - Asia
General Manager - Australia and New Zealand
People and Culture Director