In December 2020, the Sommeliers Australia National Executive Committee shared its vision to create a working group to look at how Sommeliers Australia could encourage greater diversity and inclusion within the association.

In response to this call to action, a number of Sommeliers Australia members and industry professionals, with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, have stepped forward to contribute to this working group.

Sitting on the Diversity & Inclusion Working Group are:

Sarah Andrew (Chair, Sommeliers Australia Co-President)
Chris Crawford (Sommeliers Australia Co-President)
Bridget Raffal (NSW Committee)
Curly Haslam-Coates (TAS Committee)
Lisa Cardelli (VIC Committee)
Wiremu Andrews (VIC Committee)
Meira Harel
Zoe Brunton
Dr. Rod Hunt
Noah Rozenfeld

Committed to meeting once a month, the D & I Working Group has already reviewed Sommeliers Australia’s Members Code of Conduct and will continue to discuss other aspects of the association’s activities.

If you have any suggestions or positive strategies that you would like to share with the D & I Working Group, please contact info@sommeliers.com.au.