Wine industry leader takes senior University position

Monday, 28 June 1999

One of Australia's leading winemakers, Mr Brian Croser, is the new Deputy Chancellor of the University of Adelaide.

Mr Croser, the Executive Chairman of Petaluma Limited, has well-established links with the University through the Department of Horticulture Viticulture and Oenology, and the new Wine Science Laboratory.

He was born and educated in South Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Adelaide in 1969.

He was President of the Winemakers Federation of Australia from 1991 to 1995 and was re-elected to that position in September 1997.

As Deputy Chancellor, Mr Croser will be a leader in the University community, chairing meetings of the University Council and presiding over graduation ceremonies in any absence of the Chancellor, Mr Bruce Webb.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mary O'Kane, said Mr Croser's passion for education and strong role in industry made him an excellent choice for the position.


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