Dr Anthony Robinson Chair, Society President
Tony is based in the Barossa Valley and is the Grape and Wine Innovation Specialist for Treasury Wine Estates. He started his career in 2000 and has worked in a range of roles across the wine industry from retail to research to viticultural management and winemaking. Anthony has a PhD in Science (Oenology) and is best known for his integrated industry perspective, passion for research, and collaborative drive.
He has also been actively involved with Australian wine industry bodies, such as WFA, ASVO, and AWITC, and is an advocate for independent wine benchmarking through the show system.
Dr Bob Dambergs Fellow of the Society (2018)
Dr Bob Dambergs has an Honours Degree in Microbiology from the University of Adelaide and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Queensland.
Bob was a founding member of the Spectroscopy Group at AWRI, and manager of AWRI’s first external node, based at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.
Bob is also a commercial grape grower and has extensive experience in most aspects of the wine industry, ranging from the vineyard to the research laboratory. He has published over a 100 research papers and has spoken at many international conferences.
Peter Hayes AM
Fellow of the Society (2015)
Peter Hayes has acquired extensive experience across education and training, R&D investment and management, viticultural operations and government and industry affairs in a 30+ year career in the wine industry. This experience includes public, private and public-private interface experience having had career appointments including State Viticulturist, Victoria; Executive Director, GWRDC; Acting CEO, CRCV; Director of Viticulture, Rosemount Estates; National Viticulturist and Industry Affairs Manager, Southcorp Wines. Industry positions held include President, ASVO; Council Member, AWRI; and Board Member, GWRDC. He is currently President, International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and Chairman, CRC for Irrigation Futures . When time permits he operates as an independent Wine Industry Strategist and Advisor.
Louisa Rose Fellow of the Society (2017)
Louisa is highly respected with in the wine industry across areas of winemaking, viticulture and industry leadership.
Louisa joined the ASVO in 1991 and has been an active contributor to the Society. Louisa was named the 2013 ASVO Winemaker of the Year. She has continued to have input into this award and has chaired the ASVO Winemaker of the Year selection panel for the past two years.
She has received a number of accolades from key wine shows and media entities such as: The Age’s – Best Winemaker 2014, Gourmet Traveller Wines – Winemaker of the Year 2008, and the Women in Wine Award from the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2004.