Board Members

MVGWTA is governed by a Board of elected members from the wine, grape and tourism sector.

Lauren Fried

Lauren Fried

Chair

Lauren Fried is a marketing strategist and business advisor, who mixes adventure, food, wine and culture in her downtime.

Lauren is the founder and MD of Pulse Collective, an award-winning marketing strategy agency. Recently named as one of Australia’s 50…

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Daniel McLean

Daniel McLean

Deputy Chair, Audit Committee Chair

Daniel entered the wine industry in 2002, joining Wirra Wirra after a short stint in the pharmaceuticals industry. For the past 11 years he has performed the dual role of CFO (looking after all matters financial) and Company Secretary (working…

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Peter Fraser

Peter Fraser

Peter Fraser’s mother ran a chook farm in McLaren Flat. His grandfather, on the other side, was a Happy Valley grapegrower. Peter made his first McLaren Vale wine in 1995. He was Normans’ Wines Chief Winemaker at their Clarendon winery…

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Stuart Cross

Stuart Cross

Stu Cross has experienced the many vagaries of financial markets since he commenced his career in financial advice in 1989.  By the mid-1990’s Stu had a career as a broker on the prestigious Institutional Fixed Income Desk for Smith Barney…

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Toby Bekkers

Toby Bekkers

Toby Bekkers is a viticulturist, consultant and wine business manager with over 20 years of relevant experience. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Agriculture (Hons.) from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Certificate in Management from the University…

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Richard Leask

Richard Leask

Richard Leask is a second generation winegrower based in McLaren Vale, South Australia. He holds an Associate Diploma in Viticulture and has been in the wine industry for over twenty years holding vineyard management positions in WA and the Riverland.…

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Derek Cameron

Derek Cameron

Derek has a wide experience in all aspects of viticulture and horticultural farming. Derek provides management and consultancy services for grape growers across South Australia and been involved with the viticulture industry for the past 35 years. He also provides…

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Nick Price

Nick Price

Nick Price grew up on a farm on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. That connection with the land, and a love of wine, drew Nick to purchase a vineyard in McLaren Vale seven years ago. Since then, Nick has endeavoured to…

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Anna Fisher

Anna Fisher

Anna lives, works and breathes McLaren Vale and its surrounds. In 2007 wanting to work closer to home, Anna made the move to the Wine Industry after time spent in Health Care and ICT. In 2009 she invested in the…

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Andrew Press

Andrew Press

Andrew has been professionally involved in viticulture for over 25 years. After completing a science degree at Flinders University, he held a brief casual vineyard role at a corporate vineyard which developed into a 15-year stint working in Technical Viticulture…

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