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9 932
Compan
ny Announc
cements
Australiian Securitie
es Exchang
ge
28 Janu
uary 2015
A
AUSTRALIA
AN VINTAGE
E APPOINTS
S TWO NEW DIRECTOR
RS
Australia
an Vintage Limited today
y announced the appointm
ment of Mrs Naseema Spparks and Mr John
Davies tto its Board of
o Directors.
Followin
ng the Chairm
man’s announcement at tthe AGM tha
at he and Mr Brian McGuiigan plan to retire as
directorss of the comp
pany during 2015, the Bo
oard has app
pointed two new
n
directorss with experie
ence in
the area
as of marketin
ng, digital me
edia and fina
ance.
Naseem
ma offers the Board a wea
alth of experiience in marketing and digital media, reflecting he
er
successsful executive
e career at M&C
M
Saatchi,, one of Austtralia’s larges
st and most ssuccessful
advertising businessses and more
e recently ass Chairperson
n of Deals Direct Group. Naseema holds
h
post gra
aduate marke
et research and
a planning qualification
ns and an MB
BA from Melbbourne Busin
ness
School.
John offfers the Boarrd both indus
stry and finan
ncial experience. He is a Fellow of thhe Institute of
Chartere
ed Accountants and has had a 36 yea
ar career witth Ernst & Yo
oung. He waas elected to Ernst &
Young’ss Asia Pacificc Board of Pa
artners for a six year periiod until his retirement
r
froom the firm in
n 2011.
During h
his career, he
e provided professional sservices to many
m
of Austrralia’s leadingg wine comp
panies.
John alsso owns a co
ommercial vin
neyard in cen
ntral Victoria
a.
Both havve a passion
n for the wine
e industry witth a wealth of
o experience
e in their relaative fields.
will be a transsition between the two ne
ew directors and
a the two retiring
r
direcctors over a period
p
of
There w
approxim
mately six mo
onths. This will
w allow the new directors to benefit from the signnificant know
wledge
and experience of th
he retiring dirrectors. The iincrease in the number of
o directors frrom five to se
even will
ply during tha
at transition period.
p
only app
an Ferrier sa
Chairma
an of Australiian Vintage Limited,
L
Mr Ia
aid that "the Board
B
is veryy pleased tha
at
Naseem
ma and John have consen
nted to be pa
art of the Aus
stralian Vinta
age Board. N
Naseema brings to
the boarrd significantt experience in marketing
g and advertising and Joh
hn has a stroong financial
background and a pa
assion for the wine indusstry".
Further information
n
Neil McG
Guigan
Chief Exxecutive Officcer
Australia
an Vintage Ltd
02 4998
8 4199
Mike Noack
Chieff Financial Officer
O
Austrralian Vintage Ltd
08 81
172 8333
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