Australian Grape & Wine Chairman Sandy Clark has received an Australia Day award of the Officer of the Order in the General Division (AO).
The Australia Day Award was made for his distinguished service to the wine industry through leadership roles to finance and business, the arts and charitable initiatives.
Clark, former Chairman of Brown Brothers Group and Mitchelton Wines, was appointed as the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) President in 2016. He has been a driving force behind the amalgamation of WFA and Australian Vignerons, giving the industry one united voice at the federal level.
On February 1, 2019, Clark was elected to be the inaugural Chairman of Australian Grape & Wine Incorporated.
Australian Grape & Wine Chief Executive Tony Battaglene said: “This recognition reminds us all of how much Sandy has done, and continues to do to further the cause of Australian wine, and we all welcome this formal acknowledgement of Sandy’s efforts.”