The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has created a new role within its Australia and New Zealand team, with Sarah Andrew DipWSET (Honours) joining as Business Development Manager, focusing exclusively on this region.
The role, which will be based in Melbourne will see Andrew supporting and developing WSET’s existing Approved Programme Providers (APPs) and developing new business across Australia and New Zealand. Part of her new role will also be to help increase the availability of WSET’s Educator Training Programmes (ETPs) in both Australia and New Zealand.
Jude Mullins, Managing Director, WSET Asia Pacific, said: “With over 40 Approved Programme Providers and nearly 5,000 candidates in 2018/19, Australia and New Zealand are important growth markets for WSET. Australia is our seventh largest market and our New Zealand business grew by +24 per cent last year.
“One of our key development strategies is to take our business closer to our students and having Sarah in market will help us to continue to grow accessible, best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower wine, spirit and sake professionals and enthusiasts across Australia and New Zealand. With her impressive experience, she will build closer links between WSET, the Australian and New Zealand drinks industry and our future students.”
Andrew, who completed her Level 4 Diploma in 2013, has 15 years’ extensive experience in the wine and hospitality industries in both Australia and New Zealand and has been Sommeliers Australia Co-President since 2017.