Helen Strachan

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Legal & Corporate Affairs Director

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Helen is the Legal & Corporate Affairs Director of Pernod Ricard Winemakers, where she is a member of the global executive team. Helen is also a member of the Australian Grape & Wine Board and Chair of the Large Winemakers college; she is Chair of the National Wine Foundation and is the wine industry’s representative on the DrinkWise board. Helen has also contributed to the industry as a member of the Wine Australia board selection committee, joint strategy committee and DEW committee. Helen is the daughter of a Riverland grape grower, loves the wine industry and her proudest moment in the industry was receiving the Champion of Diversity & Equality award at the 2020 Australian Women in Wine Awards. Helen is driven by a desire to help the Australian wine industry achieve sustainable success and be equipped to deal with environmental, geopolitical and anti-alcohol challenges along the way. Her favourite wines are Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ chardonnays.