Committee: Audit Risk and Corporate Governance Committee
Qualifications: B. Com (Qld), MBA (AGSM), CPA, FTIA, FCIS, FCSA, FFIN,FAICD, Master of Insurance and Risk Management (Deakin),FAMI, ANZIIF(Fellow), CIP, JP
John's 45 years' experience in the banking and finance industries, both in Australia and abroad, is complemented by his more recent foray into change management consulting, agriculture and product marketing.
John's practical board experience and corporate governance has been gained through directorships of both listed and unlisted domestic and international companies, currently including MGIC and MPS.
John's past community involvement has included serving as an alderman of Sydney City Council, a director of the Eastern Suburbs Area Health Service and as a national serviceman in Vietnam. His family has been involved in the Australian wine industry for more than 40 years and John continues that association today with his involvement with The Wine Society and as a managing partner of Collina del Re, an ultra-premium vineyard in north-east Victoria.
Postal Address:The Wine Society, PO Box 745, Broadway NSW 2007
Phone Number:(02) 9431 4000
Position: Deputy Chairman
Qualifications: B.A, B.Ec, M. App Fin. CPA, FTIA, SIA
Member since: 1970
Geoff is a corporate consultant, part-time lecturer and examiner in the securities industry, and the key person responsible manager overseeing financial risk management and corporate compliance for Ecogen Energy. Formerly the University of Melbourne's investment manager, Geoff has extensive experience in the securities and investment markets gained in both a managerial and operational capacity in numerous roles in the money market, fixed interest and equity markets. He has held senior managerial positions in both the private and public sectors (state and federal) and as a board member of a major superannuation fund.
At an operational level Geoff built a specialist wholesale food manufacturing business in Melbourne over a five-year period culminating in a successful sale in 2009.
Committee: Membership, Sales and Marketing Committee
Qualifications: B.A, Dip Education, Graduate Certificates in Total Quality Management and Fraud & Risk Control, Dip Editing & Publishing, MAICD
Member since: 1995
Formerly the CEO of a national Industry Skills Council, Judy has a professional background of senior leadership and advisory roles primarily with Federal and State Governments. Her experience in board governance is focused on the profit for purpose and mutual sectors, currently including director of Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre, elected member of the Teachers’ Mutual Bank Members Committee and the TMB Board’s Marketing and Member Relationship Strategy Committee.
Her qualifications in education, fraud, risk and quality management combined with her experience in the ownership and/or management of retail, property and hospitality businesses have given her an extensive understanding of the commercial and market pressures on organisations.
She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Women on Boards.
Committee: Wine Committee; Tasting Panellist
Qualifications: AO, RFD, S.C., MJW
Member since: 1971
Greg's national and international wine experience and contacts has strongly influenced the Society's wine tasting and evaluation processes. He is a respected national and international wine judge and has been a member of The Wine Society since 1971, a director since 2003 and is a current tasting panellist. Greg also owns Pressing Matters, a multi award-winning Tasmanian vineyard, and is instrumental in setting and regulating the wine styles for The Wine Society's own-label Tasmanian wines.
Position: Independent Director
Committee: Wine Committee (Chairman); Tasting Panellist
Qualifications: RD Oen. (Hons), SJW
Ian gained experience as a tutor at the annual Len Evans Tutorial (since its inception in 2001), and from the late 1980s until mid-2004 he was a consultant to QANTAS Airways as a member of their wine selection panel.
Ian's winemaking career began in 1959 as trainee winemaker at Berri Co-op Winery and Distillery where he remained for 24 years including being appointed chief winemaker in 1976. In 1983 he joined Seppelt as their chief winemaker and Victorian regional manager. Following the formation of Southcorp Wines, of which Seppelt was a key brand, he was appointed Southcorp Wines chief winemaker in 1991, a position he held until his retirement in April 2001 after which he established a small consulting company. Significant projects completed under his direction were the development of Seppelt Salinger (one of Australia's most highly regarded sparkling wines) and Penfolds Yattarna (arguably Australia's most sought after Chardonnay).
Since his retirement from a full-time position with Southcorp Wines he has been retained as a consultant in a number of capacities by various wineries in Australia, Chile, South Africa and India.
Committee: Audit Risk and Corporate Governance Committee (Chairman)
Qualifications: FCA, FAIM, FAICD, CFE, IPA, B. Bus (Accounting), Diploma of Physical Education, Graduate Certificate Forensic Studies (Accounting)
Member since: 1986
Robert also holds the posts of official liquidator, registered trustee and certified fraud examiner. He also holds memberships with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Australian Institute of Management, the Institute of Company Directors, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia, The Angus Society of Australia, the NSW Farmers Federation, Meat and Livestock Australia, the Australian Olive Association, and the Hunter Valley Olive Association.
He is currently a director of three ASX listed companies and is a director at a mid-tier chartered accounting firm, William Buck.