As a corporate Commonwealth entity, Wine Australia is bound by both its enabling legislation, the Wine Australia Act, and by the PGPA Act and PGPA Rules. We are also party to a funding agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, which prescribes various corporate governance methods and reporting. We have met all requirements of the Funding Agreement in 2019–20.
The Board is the authority accountable for Wine Australia. It is accountable to the Australian Parliament through the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management.
In Australia, our head office is in Adelaide and we also have an office in Sydney. Overseas, we have subsidiary corporate bodies in London, Shanghai, Vancouver and San Francisco that facilitate our global marketing activities.
We are committed to using and managing resources, information and our powers in an efficient, responsible and justifiable manner through implementation of risk management standards and practices. We ensure decisions have regard for the wellbeing of people and the environment, both now and for the future, and strive to maximise return on investment of sector and public funds invested through us. We have robust internal accountability mechanisms that allow us to readily measure and review performance against well-considered objectives and seek to continuously improve our performance in light of such reviews.