Applications for the Future Leaders 2019 program close on Friday, 15 March and Wine Australia is calling on the grape and wine community to share the word and ‘tap a friend’ on the shoulder.

Future Leaders is the Australian grape and wine community’s professional and personal development program that develops innovative, collaborative and change-making skills.

This year’s Future Leaders will be strengthened by the experience of Australian agribusiness service provider Elders, which has become a sponsor of Future Leaders.

Wine Australia Senior R&D Program Manager Jo Hargreaves said: “Elders brings an extensive nation-wide advisory network and 180 years of knowledge to the program. We believe that both Future Leader participants and our alumni network will benefit from this collaboration.”

Elders Head of Technical Services Graham Page added: “Elders has a long history of supporting skills development for its own workforce and is mindful of the leadership challenges facing the agricultural sector.

“We are delighted to be supporting Future Leaders 2019, a respected leadership program in the grape and wine sector. We welcome the partnership with Wine Australia, which shares a like-minded vision of supporting the leadership capabilities for individuals working in the sector and improving practices by bridging gaps in interdisciplinary collaborations across the agriculture sectors.”

Applications are encouraged from individuals in support roles across the grape and wine sector, such as agronomists, technical advisors and research extension specialists, as well as viticulturists and wine professionals.

If you or someone you know is ready to step up and be challenged and help shape the future of Australia’s grape and wine community, head to and click on the apply link. You’ll be asked a series of short questions and asked to upload your resume and a short video.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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