Jewell begins her new job in February

Jewell begins her new job in February

Wine Australia has appointed Tesco's wine development manger to lead its UK & Europe office.

Laura Jewell will start her new post on 23 February, the trade body said today. She will replace Stuart Barclay, who has moved to the role of GM for market development at Wine Australia.

“The UK remains our largest export market and Laura will be a strong advocate for Australian wine, leading our team in London and driving efforts to maintain our market share and remain competitive,” a spokesperson for Wine Australia said.

Jewell has worked in the wine industry for 25 years and holds the Master of Wine qualification, which she attained in 1997.

This month, China agreed to drop duty on Australian wine imports after the two countries signed a free trade agreement.