The rapid growth and development of Australian wine in the 1990s was driven largely by individuals: innovative and collaborative change-makers who contributed their knowledge and time to the greater good of the sector.
The Future Leaders program is the wine community’s peak personal and professional leadership program. It is designed for the next crop of those who are ready to step up and take their businesses and our sector to the next level.
If you’re one of the lucky few to be involved in this program you’ll hear from some of Australia’s best speakers on topics such as innovation, leadership and culture. You’ll connect with people from across the Australian grape and wine community, including our Future Leaders Alumni.
Next program – Future Leaders 2021
Future Leaders is a biennial program. Applications for Future Leaders 2021 will open inopen on 18 January 2021 and close 15 March 2021 January 2021, the program will commence in June. Visit for more information about the program and to submit an application. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries. Please register your interest in Future Leaders 2021 with Jo Hargreaves by email to
Meet our Future Leaders from 2019
Fifteen emerging leaders from across the Australian grape and wine community graduated on 14 November 2019 from the intensive five-month leadership development program Future Leaders ready to make their contribution as confident, committed wine sector professionals. Read our announcement here.
Future Leaders from left to right, top to bottom: Andy Clarke, Carrah Lymer, Armando Corsi, Catherine Kidman, Jessica Chrcek, Nadja Wallington, Hayley Purbrick, Matthew Bahen, Mark Fogarty, Kavita Faiella, Marco Gjergja, Chris Thomas, Keira O’Brien, Dylan McMahon and Tom Donegan.
Visit www.winefutureleaders.com for more information about the program.