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Wine Australia appoints Aaron Ridgeway

Andreas Clark, chief executive officer of Wine Australia, has announced the appointment of Aaron Ridgway as the company’s new head of market, Americas. Aaron joins Wine Australia from Negociants USA, where he was national sales manager. Based in San Francisco, he will take up his new role on July 18.

Andreas says: "I am delighted that Aaron is joining the Wine Australia team. He is a dedicated and passionate advocate for Australian wine with a sound track record in our important US market.

"Aaron is joining us at a really exciting time, when the quality and excitement of fine Australian wine is resonating with key influencers, particularly in the United States and Canada, and we’re seeing growth in interest and sales."

Aaron Ridgway says: "The American markets are vital for the Australian wine sector. I am honoured to be appointed to head up Wine Australia’s Americas team and I’m looking forward to continuing to raise awareness and appreciation for Australia’s impressive wine offering. "

13 June 2016 - Rebecca Sterritt Paragraph Publishing, content manager