Future Leaders is a professional and personal development program that creates a network of confident, committed individuals who will “be next” and contribute to the
future success of the Australian wine community.
Funded by the sector and coordinated by Wine Australia,
Future Leaders is a bi-annual program offered to applicants with open, creative, inquisitive minds who are early to mid-career
and already demonstrating leadership potential.
Since 2006 there have been 122 Future Leaders graduates. Many have taken roles at regional wine and grapegrower associations and some have also been appointed to national committees and boards.


Fifteen talented and driven professionals from across Australia completed Future Leaders 2019.

They have joined a growing alumnus of committed individuals ready and willing to drive

the future success of the grape and wine community.


The Dirt Dude Ag Advisor (Bendigo)

University of South Australia, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute

for Marketing Science (Adelaide)

Emerge Creative Agency (Griffith)

Treasury Wine Estates (Coonawarra)

Dowie Doole (McLaren Vale) 

Seville Estate (Yarra Valley)

Tahbilk (Nagambie)

Moothi Estate (Mudgee)

Shaw and Smith (Adelaide Hills)

Winemaking Tasmania (Hobart)

Kooyong Wines Port Phillip Estate (Mornington Peninsula)

Fogarty Wine Group (Western Australia) 

DeBortoli Wines (Yarra Valley and Hunter Valley)

Philip Shaw Wines (Orange)

Voyager Estate (Margaret River).

The Future Leaders of 2019 are:

  • Andy Clarke                    

  • Armando Corsi                 

  • Carrah Lymer                 

  • Catherine Kidman         

  • Chris Thomas                  

  • Dylan McMahon            

  • Hayley Purbrick             

  • Jessica Chrcek                

  • Kavita Faiella                  

  • Keira O'Brien                  

  • Marco Gjergja                

  • Mark Fogarty           

  • Matthew Bahen  

  • Nadja Wallington  

  • Tom Donegan   

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Wine Australia gratefully acknowledges the support of our program sponsors.

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