This week, Rachel Triggs, Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Market Access at Wine Australia, has left her role after a decade of service to the Australian grape and wine industry.

Reflecting on her time at Wine Australia, Triggs said: “I am proud to have been part of the organisation that Wine Australia became following the merger of the Wine Australia Corporation and the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation in 2014.

“I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest leaders in the Australian grape and wine community, and for the way in which people around the world have welcomed me into their fold, as we’ve worked together for the betterment of the global grape and wine sector.”

Chief Executive Officer Dr Marten Cole thanked Triggs for her instrumental role leading regulation and compliance, market access and ESG.

“On behalf of Wine Australia, I would like to recognise Rachel for her ten years of service to the Australian grape and wine community. Since joining Wine Australia, Rachel has led the way in several significant outcomes for the Australian grape and wine sector.

“Rachel has worn many hats, both domestically and internationally, and has made a significant contribution to the grape and wine community, representing Australia at the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), the World Wine Trade Group, the International Wine Law Association and the International Federation of Wine and Spirits (FIVS).

“Rachel has been involved across many parts of Wine Australia and leaves behind an excellent legacy. ESG and market access remain key strategic priorities, and we know the regulatory function of Wine Australia continues to be highly valued by the sector. It is a tribute to Rachel that she is leaving the area of the organisation in such excellent shape, and with such a strong team in place.

“We all thank Rachel for her service to the sector and all that she’s contributed to Wine Australia. We wish her the very best for the future.”

Following the departure of Triggs, Legal Counsel Ned Hewitson will be acting in her role and leading Wine Australia’s regulatory team, while Wine Australia continues to work with sector partners and the Australian Government to ensure a seamless transition.

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