The WCA has a chapter in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

Role of State Chapter

Assist and support the National Board and local teams to:

  • Plan for, implement and/or participate in, local events, fundraising development and initiatives supporting the WCA strategy in delivering budgeted revenue
  • Provide WCA with local networks of individuals and organisations to enhance and grow WCA membership base and sphere of influence
  • Support with attendance / speaking at events as a WCA representative / ambassador
  • To advise on opportunities / activities opportunities in the state
  • To provide leadership opportunities for the state chapter members and succession planning for National Board roles

How to get involved

Want to join a WCA Chapter? Please contact us and have a chat.

There are limited seats on each Chapter however we would be very happy to hear from you should you be interested.


State chapters members

New South Wales

  • BRIAN OLSON – Owner Operator, Blend Public Relations (Co-Chair)
  • SHARYN FOULIS – Wine Consultant (Co-Chair)
  • SALLY CANTELO – Customer Service, eBev (Deputy Chair)
  • CHRISTINE RICKETTS – Cellar Director, Endeavour Drinks Group  
  • EMILY HOUSE – Wine Marketing Contractor, Hen House Marketing 
  • EMMALENE LOVELOCK – Senior Brand Manager, Pinnacle Drinks
  • IMOGEN HAYES – Director, Imogen Hayes Marketing
  • KATHERINE CANDY – National Wine Specialist, Pernod Ricard  
  • REBECCA COPE – Digital Marketing Manager, Accolade Wines
  • ROB HIRST – Chairman, Fine Wine Partners  
  • WILLIAM WILSON – Sommelier and Beverage Operations and Cellar Manager, International Convention Centre Sydney 
South Australia

  • DR ARMANDO MARIA CORSI – Associate Professor of Wine Business, Adelaide Business School – The University of Adelaide (Chair)
  • TIJANA LAGANIN – Marketing Assistant, Project Wine (Deputy Chair)
  • AMANDA LONGWORTH – Brand Strategy Manager, Barossa Grape + Wine Association
  • EMILY PALMER – Wine Marketing Consultant
  • FIONA BAVAGE – Owner / Designer, Bavage Design
  • HANNAH BENTLEY – Communications Manager, Wine Australia
  • KRISTY FARRELL – Wine Ambassador, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
  • PATRICIA OSIDACZ WILLIAMSON – Wine Researcher, Ancoeur Global
  • SHARON MATTHEWS – Marketing Development Advisor, Department of Trade, Tourism and Investment
  • SHIRLEY FRASER – Executive Officer, Wine Industry Suppliers Association



  • CATHY WANSINK – Commercial Business Advisor, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (Chair)
  • AMY BANKS – Account Manager, Halliday Wine Companion 
  • BEN LUKER – Country Manager- Australia & New Zealand, Wine Intelligence
  • GRAEME HOGAN – National Sales Manager, Bests Wines
  • INGRID CASSON – Shopper Marketing Manager, Penfolds
  • LUCINDA HOOKEY – Executive Assistant, Treasury Wine Estates
  • VANESSA HOLLIDGE – General Manager, Reymond Communications