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  • Alcohol Stakeholder Group

    The Alcohol Stakeholder Group discusses the management and administration of the tax system, with a particular focus on excise duties, excise equivalent goods and wine equalisation tax.

    The ATO consultation protocol underpins our consultation framework arrangements.


    The secretariat of the Alcohol Stakeholder Group can be contacted by email at


    Group membership details




    Tony Poulakis (Chair), Excise Centre, Private Wealth


    Rowena Troth (Secretariat), Excise Centre, Private Wealth


    Andrew McIver, Excise Centre, Private Wealth


    Caraline Hill, Excise Centre, Private Wealth


    Claudia Bianco, ATO Corporate


    Margaret Whelan, Excise Centre, Private Wealth

    Accolade Wines

    Annalisa LoBasso

    Angove's Proprietary Ltd

    Victoria Angrove

    Asahi Group Holdings

    Paul Jackson

    Australian Border Force

    Matthew Duckworth

    Australian Distillers' Association

    Stuart Gregor

    Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated

    Tony Battaglene

    Brewers Association of Australia

    Sarah Lovett

    Brown-Forman Australia Pty Ltd

    Jorge Jimenez

    Cider Australia

    Sam Reid

    Coca-Cola Amatil

    Chris Callen

    Coles Financial Services

    George Nikolaou

    Coopers Brewery

    Brad Grunert

    Diageo Australia Ltd

    Young Mi Avern

    Gage Roads Brewing Co

    Phil McClintock

    Independent Brewers Association

    Peter Philip


    Sonja Icanovski

    Manildra Group

    Debbie Forster


    Paul Onley

    Pernod Ricard

    Rachel Whiteley

    Samuel Smith and Son

    Bob Smart

    Spirits and Cocktails Australia

    Greg Holland

    Stone and Wood Brewing Company

    Chris Pensabene

    Tarac Technologies

    Robert Pelton

    Taylor Ferguson Pty Ltd

    Frank Ciampa

    The Drinks Association

    Georgia Lennon


    Joshua Toohey

    Treasury Wine Estates

    Jenny Fisher

    Vok Beverages

    Rebecca Tolhurst

    Wilmar BioEthanol

    Trevor Barr

    Wine Australia

    Steve Guy


    Neil Owen

    Key messages

    Key messages from meetings held in the last three years are available below.

    For prior key messages email and specify what you require.

    Last modified: 24 Nov 2020QC 43748