EUROPE: Wine Australia regional boss given leave over health issue
The trade body promotes Australian wines globally
Trade body Wine Australia has given its UK & Europe boss a period of extended leave while she is treated for cancer.
Yvonne May, the group's director in the region, has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, the body said today (4 April). In an update to members, Andreas Clark, acting CEO of the Austalian Governement authority, said: “Yvonne will be undergoing intensive treatment over the next couple of months.
“It is our understanding that this diagnosis and treatment come at the early stages of the cancer. She is in very good hands and receiving the best possible care, and is said to be in good spirits and fighting form.”
James Gosper, Wine Australia’s general manager, market development, will oversee Wine Australia’s operations in the UK, Ireland and Europe “in the interim”, working with its London-based team, the group said.
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