By Vanessa Cavasinni, editor Australian Hotelier

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has appointed three new board members.

L-R: Alaina McGregor, Carolyn Coon, Justine Henschke.

WCA Chairman Angus Barnes was delighted to announce the appointments of Carolyn Coon, Alaina McGregor and Justine Henschke.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our National Board with the appointment of Carolyn, Alaina and Justine, who combined bring in over 35 years’ experience in the wine industry.”

Coon is currently Director of Corporate Communications at Treasury Wine Estates, and has 15 years of in-house and agency experience, with six of those years in the beverages industry.

McGregor is the Brand PR Manager for Accolade Wines, and has 12 years of PR experience across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. She has spent the past five years providing agency PR counsel to leading alcohol brands.

Henschke, a sixth-generation member of the eponymous wine family, heads up marketing, PR, direct sales and social media for Henschke. She also holds several wine qualifications including the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Sommelier Certificate and the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits.

“Carolyn, Alaina and Justine all have comprehensive experience not only in the media landscape but also the beverage industry. Each brings a unique set of skills to the National Board as we continue to grow our membership database and connect business professionals working with wine,” stated Barnes.

The Shout Team

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