Julie Ryan

CEO, Retail Drinks Australia
Director, Thoroughbred Racing SA

Julie is an experienced general counsel, company secretary and global company executive with significant experience and expertise in managing legal and corporate services, change management and strategic planning.

Julie is currently the CEO of Retail Drinks Australia, the national industry body providing advocacy and services to support packaged liquor retailers in all states and territories of Australia. She was previously general counsel, company secretary and member of the global executive team for Accolade Wines, the 5th largest wine company globally, with offices in 18 countries, and the largest packaging, warehousing and processing facilities in each of the northern and southern hemispheres.

Julie is a director of Thoroughbred Racing SA and on the council of Alcohol Beverages Australia, and was previously a director of Winemakers Federation of Australia. Julie is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice with honours from Flinders University, and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Julie is a mother of two boys, and a proud South Australian.

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