Board Members

MVGWTA is governed by a Board comprising seven Directors and a Chair.

Marni Cook

Marni Cook

Chair

Marni was most recently Industry Professor and Program Director of Wine Business at the University of Adelaide.

Previously, Marni was Program Director at Australian Centre for Retail Studies, Monash University. She currently holds a board position on Wine Communicators of…

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Karen Raffen

Karen Raffen

Director

Karen has extensive experience in executive roles as the former CEO of Brand South Australia, and has recently led a stakeholder engagement project for the South Australian Cricket Association.

She is an experienced Board and Committee contributor across a number…

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David Spear

David Spear

Director

David is an experienced professional company director and governance consultant. He is currently Chairman of Tyre Stewardship Australia, Chairman of Office Brands, NED of Unity Housing and Director of VUCA Pty Ltd.

His previous executive experience includes State Director of the…

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Kate Hardy

Kate Hardy

Director

Kate has recently relocated to South Australia to work in a consulting role in the wine industry after a successful career as a legal adviser in the wine industry in France and the US.

Kate has extensive knowledge on the…

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Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton

Director

Mary is currently the CEO of Hugh Hamilton Wines and has 16 years’ experience within the McLaren Vale wine industry. Mary currently holds Board and Committee positions with Australian Grape & Wine, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation and the…

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Steven Todd

Steven Todd

Director

Steven is currently General Manager at McLaren Vale winery, Kay Brothers. His experience in the South Australian wine industry allows him to understand the wine market and the pressures faced by the McLaren Vale entities.  Steven has experience in management…

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Anna Fisher

Anna Fisher

Director

Anna is currently a highly valued member of the MVGWTA Board and has a deep understanding of the needs of MVGWTA.

She is also heavily involved in the wine industry as co-owner of Zontes Footstep winery and as a wine…

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