Future Leaders program underway

Wine Victoria Future Leaders Committee. Back row from left: Rory Lane, Aaron Drummond, Michael Dal Zotto, Simon Flood. Front row from left: Isaac Lowrie, Joel Pizzini, Angela Brown. Not present: Katherine Brown. Wine Victoria Future Leaders Committee. Back row from left: Rory Lane, Aaron Drummond, Michael Dal Zotto, Simon Flood. Front row from left: Isaac Lowrie, Joel Pizzini, Angela Brown. Not present: Katherine Brown.

Wine Victoria's new Future Leaders Committee has kicked off its mentoring program and begun planning an industry focused project.

The committee has been established to help talented, ambitious people in the Victorian wine industry grow to their full potential, while ensuring sustainable governance by mentoring and training future leaders for board membership.

The committee's elected Chair, Joel Pizzini, Production Director at Pizzini Wines says the inaugural forum is a fantastic opportunity to be mentored and learn about important industry issues from some of the most respected senior leaders in Victoria's wine sector.

"The activities that we participate in will give us a greater understanding of the issues we face as an industry at both a state and national level," said Pizzini. "Our main aim is to tackle a current issue or program, and implement a strategy to create lasting opportunities for the growing number of wine producers in Victoria."

In addition to the mentoring program and project delivery, the committee will also participate in stakeholder engagement activities such as parliamentary meetings, and receive briefings from industry experts in a wide range of areas, from finance to public affairs.

Committee members will meet bi-monthly and continue their mentorship until the end of the year, when the project is due.