ASVO announces new President and changes to its Board
The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) today announced that Brooke Howell, Yalumba Family Vignerons, has been appointed President of the ASVO.
Upon accepting the appointment Howell said,
“I am honoured to be elected and look forward to building on the legacy of the Society, promoting education, providing forums for professional development, and enhancing the exchange of technical information.”
Howell is joined by newly elected Directors Dr. Eveline Bartowsky, Lallemand and Mike Hayes, Sirromet Winery. Dr Anthony Robinson and Dr Mardi Longbottom were re-elected and Kristy Bartrop, Andy Clarke, Richard Fennessy and Dr Paul Grbin continue as the Regional Directors.
“I would like to thank outgoing President, Dr Anthony Robinson, for his hard work and dedication to the Society. He has been a terrific role model. His insight and focus have been invaluable during his term as President. I’m particularly pleased that he has been re-elected for his third term on the board and will take on the role of Vice President on the new Board where he can continue to be a great source of wisdom and guidance,” added Howell.
The ASVO would also like to thank outgoing Directors, Matt Holdstock and Chris Brodie. Matt has made an outstanding contribution to the Board having served as Public Officer and Secretary and Chair of the Wine Show committee over a four-year period. Chris has provided valuable experience and insight to the Board and will continue in an advisory role for the 2020 Viticulture Seminar.