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Clarke confirmed as AGWA’s CEO

After filling the role of acting chief for more than six months, Andreas Clark has been announced as Australian Grape and Wine Authority’s (AGWA) chief executive officer.

Brian Walsh, AGWA chair, broke the news yesterday stating that Clarke would assume the position immediately.

Walsh said Clark’s professional background, deep knowledge and experience in the wine sector made him well qualified to lead AGWA towards a bright future.  

“We’re pleased Andreas has agreed to continue in this key leadership role,” Walsh said.

“Andreas has done an excellent job since the commencement of AGWA on 1 July 2014 ensuring seamless delivery of services to the sector, recruiting senior leaders in the market development team and driving the current consultations for the 2015–2020 Strategic Plan.”

Clark said he felt honoured to have the opportunity to headAGWA as the organisation supports the Australian grape and wine community achieve sustained prosperity.

“I look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding service and results for the benefit of our levy payers.”

Clarke, who previously held the position of Wine Australia’s chief executive, had been selected following a comprehensive recruitment process, according to Walsh.

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