Board chairman Peter Barnes is retiring after 12 years in that role. Robert Hill-Smith will become chairman and step down as CEO. This comes after 30 years. When appointed in 1985, he was one of the youngest appointments to that role for a major winemaker.
Nick Waterman is the new CEO and becomes a director of the company. Since joining Negociants Australia as general manager in 2002 from a career in software marketing and sales, he moved in 2009 to a role of executive director of strategy and trading, and since mid-20014 has been chief operating officer.