A strong background in media and communications qualifies Chris Earl to promote one of Australia's leading wine regions.BARBARA SUNGAILA June 6, 2014 3:10am
Heathcote Winegrowers Association has appointed Chris Earl (pictured) as executive officer.
HWA president Phil Meehan said Mr Earl stood out from the other candidates for the position.
‘‘Chris brings to the role strong credentials in the media and communications and is passionate about developing central Victoria,’’ Mr Meehan said.
‘‘He has held senior editorial positions in newspapers, established a niche import-export business and worked for senior members of Parliament.
‘‘Chris is also event director of the annual Scots Day Out event in Bendigo that attracts in the area of 5000 people.’’
Mr Meehan said the appointment was effective immediately and Mr Earl’s early responsibilities would include the development of the program for the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival on the first weekend of October.
‘‘In the coming weeks Chris will make himself known to many of the association’s members as he brings himself up to speed in respect to the challenges and opportunities currently facing the association.’’
Mr Earl said he was excited to be working with HWA members to advance one of Australia’s leading wine regions.
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