Will Taylor

Wine Partner, Finlaysons

Will leads Finlaysons' Wine Group. His practice has, for over 20 years now, been focused virtually solely on the wine industry. He has extensive experience acting for large and small participants in the wine industry, in relation to joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, business structures, capital raising, succession planning and their general commercial activities such as entering into supply, processing and distribution contracts. He has also had his own wine business for the last 20 years.

Mathew Brittingham 

Tax & Revenue Partner, Finlaysons 

Mathew is a member of Finlaysons Wine Group and is a taxation specialist.  He advises a range of local, national and international clients on state and federal taxes. His broad expertise includes corporate restructures, consolidations, finance transactions, international tax and stamp duty. Mathew has a particular interest in wine industry taxation and is constantly advising clients in the wine industry on WET and other wine taxation matters and negotiating ATO audits.  He is regularly sought to speak on tax at seminars for industry participants and professional advisors.  Mathew is also a Chartered Tax Advisor.

Tony Battaglene

Chief Executive, Winemakers’ Federation of Australia

Tony joined the Winemakers' Federation of Australia in 1999, to drive strategy for the sector, developing and implementing a comprehensive market access strategy, overseeing biosecurity, research and development and industry policy and strategy. He has developed key networks with competitors and other industries to further the interests of the Australian wine sector. This has brought international recognition of his activities and provided opportunities with trade negotiations and international representative roles in the OECD and APEC. He has also played a key strategic role in restructuring the Australian wine sector though the development of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, which has a significant role in directing the activities of the sector. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia.

Andreas Clark 

Chief Executive Officer, Wine Australia

Andreas has led Wine Australia since its inception on 1 July 2014. Prior to that, he held a number of senior management roles with the former Wine Australia Corporation.

Before joining the wine sector, Andreas served as a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra and Brunei, and has also worked as a lawyer in private practice and in-house with an ASX-listed company.

He holds a Master of Laws from the Australian National University and Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Flinders University and is admitted to practice in South Australia. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and the Authentic Leadership Program at Harvard University.