ASVO Board Directors
The Executive Board sets the strategic direction for ASVO, approves the annual budget, and acts on matters of policy to advance Society objectives as specified by the Bylaws. The Executive Board is the managing body of the Society.
The Executive Board includes five general Directors and four regional Directors.
Regional Director -Victoria
Qualifications: B. Ag. Science (viticulture), Nuffield Scholar 2015
Mr Andy Clarke is a viticultural advisor, based out of Bendigo Victoria, with 20 years’ experience in vineyard production and development across Victoria and South Australia. He has previously run an AgTech startup and has vast experience in the wine biosecurity space, including roles on the VVBC and Vinehealth board. In 2015 Andy was the Wine Australia Nuffield Scholar and in 2019 completed the Future Leaders Program.
Dr Eveline Bartowsky
General Director - Secretary & Public Officer
Chair: Journal Subcommittee
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) majoring in Microbiology; PhD
Dr Eveline Bartowsky is R&D Manager at Lallemand Australia and has over 25 years’ experience in wine microbiology. Previously, she led the AWRI the wine bacterial research team, and was Manager of the AWRI Wine Microorganism Culture Collection. Eveline has a PhD in Microbiology and in her current role manages research to industry trials and provides technical microbiological and fermentation solutions to the wine industry. Throughout her career Eveline has been active in translating research findings to practical applications in winemaking, presenting regularly to the Australian wine community via the AWRI Roadshow program, AWITC workshops and posters, and publishing technical articles offering practical solutions in a range of winemaking contexts. Eveline also lectures at the University of Adelaide.
Regional Director - Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland
Jeremy has contributed to the Tasmanian and Australian Wine industries for many years though industry bodies and committees, including chairing the Wine Tasmania Technical committee for 5 years, founding Effervescence Tasmania, been a Board Member of Wine Tasmania, involved in the Cool Climate Wine Symposium, and contributed to several Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference program committees.
Dr Katie Dunne
Qualifications: BAppSc (Viticulture), BAppSc (Viticulture) (Honours), PhD
Dr Katie Dunne is a Viticulture Development Officer with the NSW DPI based in the Riverina. She is responsible for delivering extension projects and facilitating research focusing on the Riverina but as well as Greater NSW. Prior to joining the DPI, Katie held technical viticulture and grower services related roles with Treasury Wine Estates and Pernod Ricard Winemakers. She also helped to deliver the Greater Victoria Node program for AWRI during 2017-2018. Her interests include plant pathology focusing on Botrytis cinerea and other grapevine disease that impact fruit quality and vine health, precision viticulture and fruit quality impacts on wine. Katie has presented at workshops and conferences on topics focusing on disease management and general viticulture. She actively facilitates the transfer of research findings to practical adoption for industry as she manages the Riverina Regional Program.
Regional Director – South Australia
Qualifications: BSc Hons (Viticulture and Oenology) PhD
|Dr Alana Seabrook is the Australian Technical manager for Laffort Oenologie where she has worked since 2017. Alana has completed vintages around the world and spent over 18 years working in a range of roles in the wine industry from retail to research, molecular diagnostics and wine production. In her current role she supports a national sales team and works with wineries around Australia to optimise their processes as well the application of novel and existing research into production. Alana graduated in Winemaking from the University of Verona, completed a PhD in Oenology and all subjects towards an MBA at the University of Adelaide.
Dr Vanessa Stockdale
Qualifications: BAgSci (VitSci), MVit, PhD
Dr Vanessa Stockdale has a demonstrated history of implementing technical improvments in the wine industry. Her responsibilities have been that of a wine practitioner centred on process improvements, product development, new innovation, and wine sensory. Previously she has worked for Carlton United Breweries, E & J Gallo Winery and Treasury Wine Estates. A strong cross-functional collaborator her career has included bringing teams together to build a strong and actionable understanding of how winemaking efficiencies and wine quality can be improved. Currently she is the Technical Improvement Specialist at Accolade Wines.
Dr Samantha Scarrett
|Qualifications: BS (Biology), PhD
In my role as a Senior Consultant at Wine Network Consulting and former Director of Grape Supply for Accolade Wines across ANZ, I have cultivated a rich and diverse career in the wine industry. My experience spans both small and large wine businesses, where I've successfully led teams of over 100 individuals, overseeing the delivery of 250,000 tonnes of grapes to winery networks. My responsibilities encompassed safety, people, budgeting, strategic planning, viticulture operations, and the sale and acquisition of company owned vineyards. I also played a pivotal role in the negotiation of Australia's most significant winegrape contract.
My career in viticulture includes various roles such as Viticulture Manager at Lion, hands-on Vineyard Manager at a boutique vineyard, as well as positions in Grower Management and Technical Viticulture. I've also been the owner-operator of a technical viticulture consulting business and served on Research Advisory Committees for the Australian and New Zealand wine industries for over a decade. I have developed strong working relationships in the wine industry
Qualifications: B.Ed. (Hons)
Chris Waters has been involved with the ASVO since 2011. Chris puts into action strategies that support and enhance the ASVO operations. Chris oversees all aspects of the ASVO, promoting its mission and objectives, maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, achieving organisational goals, and maintaining sound financial practices.