Independent Chair for Riverland Wine, Darren Oemcke has announced the appointment of Lyndall Rowe as the next Executive Officer (EO) at Riverland Wine.
Rowe joins Riverland Wine from OzHarvest, where she was South Australian State Manager, and Rowe also brings experience from Mildura, where she built a nationally recognised food production business that championed regional growers, the importance of community, water scarcity and carbon neutrality in food production.
Oemcke said: “We are excited to have recruited Lyndall to deliver a renewed focus on engagement with our members, with governments, agencies and with other Australian wine bodies as we work to navigate troubled waters.
“Lyndall has the experience in managing organisations, an adaptive approach and reputation for positive engagement that we need right now.
“Riverland Wine is actively putting the interests of our region forward on new export initiatives, working through COVID, responding to global shipping, regionally focussed R&D, support for production issues and policy which will require Lyndall’s skills.
“Most importantly, we are here to work with local wine and grape producers to advance their ambitions.”
Rowe added: “It is a great privilege to be trusted to lead this progressive organisation while working in a region that prides itself on developing wines that are recognised and enjoyed around the world.”