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Gerry Ryan - Board Member

Gerry is a Melbourne-based businessman and entrepreneur. He is the founder and Chairman of Jayco, Australia’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles. Gerry is also the Chairman of The Creature Technology, which produces animatronic characters for theme parks, exhibitions and event around the world, and Chairman of Global Creatures – an international entertainment group which develops theatrical productions such as multi-award winning How to Train Your Dragon, Warhorse, King Kong and Strictly Ballroom.

Acquiring the Mitchelton Winery Vineyard in 2011 with his son Andrew, Gerry has worked to bring an exciting new era with the commencement of Mitchelton’s   redevelopment to an iconic food, wine and hospitality destination. In recognition of  his significant and extensive contribution to the nation’s manufacturing, leisure, sport, tourism industries and to the wider Australian community, Gerry was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1999Order of Australia in 1999.