Andreas Clark is the new full-time CEO of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA). Chairman Brian Walsh announced Clark’s permanent promotion after he served as acting CEO. “We’re pleased Andreas has agreed to continue in this key leadership role,” Walsh said. “Andreas’ professional background, deep knowledge and experience in the organisation and the sector make him well qualified to lead AGWA and its activities. “Andreas has done an excellent job since the commencement of AGWA on July 1, 2014, ensuring seamless delivery of services to the sector, recruiting senior leaders in the market development team and driving current consultations for the 2015–2020 strategic plan. Andreas was selected following a comprehensive recruitment process and I congratulate him on this appointment.” Clark joined Wine Australia (one of AGWA’s predecessor bodies) in 2006 and has held a number of senior management positions. Prior to joining Wine Australia, he was a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and a commercial lawyer.