Wine Tasmania is seeking a non executive director



Wine Tasmania represents the island’s wine producers, funded by their voluntary membership. We have a vision of building Tasmania’s reputation as a cool wine region like no other. Our key role is to promote Tasmania’s wine and its producers, and to offer professional support and representation of their interests, with a focus on encouraging top quality and sustainable wine production.

110 of the island’s wine producers have chosen to be Wine Tasmania members, representing a wide range of wine business models, sizes, locations, ages, styles and personalities. We are proud that they value and choose to support us and are also proud of their individual and collective achievements.

It is a particularly exciting time for the Tasmanian wine sector, with global demand for our wines and wine grapes, which attain some of the highest prices in the country, and with strong growth being experienced across vineyards, wineries and wine tourism. Tasmania’s wine production may be small, producing less than 1% of Australia’s annual wine, but it contributes 4% of its total value. The Tasmanian wine sector conservatively contributes more than $115M to the state’s economy, placing it in the top ten sectors. The wine sector directly supports 2,063 Full Time Equivalent positions, which represents 10% of total employment in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector in Tasmania.

The organisation is overseen by a seven member Board, comprising wine producer and independent representatives, all serving in a voluntary capacity. The Board operates against a Board Charter and Skills Matrix, available here. Established in 2006, Wine Tasmania is a non-profit, private company limited by guarantee, with its Constitution available here. The latest version of Wine Tasmania’s Strategic Plan is currently under development by the Board, with the previous version available here. Further information on Wine Tasmania is available at

Wine Tasmania is seeking applications from experienced Directors for an initial twelve month casual vacancy on the Board. With the organisation’s key role being marketing and promotion, specialised skills and experience in these areas are a priority. An understanding of the Tasmanian wine sector positioning, opportunities and challenges as well as the Tasmanian and Australian policy and regulatory environment will be well regarded. While Directorships are voluntary, travel costs can be reimbursed. The Board meets every six weeks for 3-4 hours, face to face, rotating between the north and south, with one meeting annually on the east coast.

Please contact Sheralee Davies, CEO, on or 0407 004 959 for a confidential discussion or apply via the Australian Institute of Company Directors website (if you are a member) / by sending a brief email and CV to Please outline your skills in marketing, promotion and / or branding as well as Directorship experience. Applications close on Friday 5 February 2021.