Chris Anstee – Managing Director

Chris joined Wine and Vine Personnel as owner and managing director in 2009.  Originally trained in Germany as a winemaker, he worked as an export manager in the London wine trade before moving to Australia in 1985.

He has subsequently managed both family-owned and publicly-listed wine companies in Australia and the USA. He has overseen the growth of several major wine brands in both the Australian and leading export markets, including USA, UK, Canada and SE Asia, China and India.

Since 2004, he has been a business consultant to companies ranging from Australian “top five” wine producers to iconic boutique wineries as well as wine distributors and executive recruitment specialists. Chris has presented Export Strategy papers at Australian Wine Industry Outlook Conferences and writes regular consumer wine columns which are published in Asia. He is a committee member of Wine Communicators of Australia.

Through regular travel and client engagements, he maintains a wide range of business contacts throughout Australia and the world. Twenty five years experience as an employer and his wide-ranging contacts equip him to provide exceptional client and candidate service.

Ian Perrett – Principal, Founder

Prior to founding Wine and Vine, Ian spent thirty years in public companies serving the agricultural and wine sectors. For seven years he was Australian General Manager of Boral Cyclone Rural, supplier of a range of materials to the wine industry.  He was also a board member of Boral Steel.

He is tertiary qualified in Agriculture and Management, a fellow of the Institute of Company Directors and a former member of two grant boards established by the Commonwealth Government to assist in rural business.

For several years, Ian served as a member of the Industrial Relations Council of the Queensland Confederation of Industry.  Ian has had a lifetime interest in wine, starting in his early years including a family association with the legendary Maurice O’Shea.

In his thirty years experience in Sales, Marketing, export and general management, Ian has recruited many hundreds of people to fill positions ranging from technical to senior management in “blue chip” companies.  His experience in people management has set the benchmark for Wine and Vine Personnel’s formidable reputation.