Our Team

Find out more about the Austwine team including Jim Moularadellis (CEO); Chris Nye (Grower Liaison); Jess Tiessem, Tim Moen and Emily Bampton (Brokers); Nicole Eatwell, Andrea Carter, Skye Gray and Sue Murphy (FBI); Anthony Turbill (Shipping Officer); Jeremy Kirlew, Steve Bland and Ryan McEwan (Vineyard Supervisors).

Jim Moularadellis – Chief Enthusiasm Officer

Jim joined Austwine in 1998 as a minor shareholder of Austwine Exports, and at the same time founded Austwine Brokers. He has an Honours Degree in Law, a Bachelors Degree in Economics and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. Before joining Austwine, Jim worked for approximately 10 years in both the legal and accounting professions as well as gaining experience with a public utility and a large listed mining house.  Jim grew up on a vineyard, and since 1995 has been involved full time in the Australian Wine Industry.

Jim is always on the move, however his spare time is spent with his wife and 4 children (including twin boys!)

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Chris Nye – Vineyard Manager

Chris Nye

Chris Nye

Chris has been involved in the wine industry for 15 years, working throughout several wine regions throughout Australia.  He is passionate and dedicated and takes great pride in his vineyards.

For relaxation he enjoys golf, horse racing and of course a good bottle of Barossa red.

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Jessica Tiessem – Business Development Executive

Jess started at Austwine in June 2004, and has a Bachelor of Wine Marketing. Before working at Austwine, Jess spent time working in cellar door and hospitality with one of Australia’s most recognised wine companies.

In her spare time, Jess enjoys spending time with friends & family, especially her baby boys.  She enjoys cooking & loves a good food & wine experience.

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Tim Moen – Business Development Executive

Tim Moen

Tim Moen

Tim started at Austwine in June 2012. Having been in the wine industry for over twenty years, working for both large and small wineries, Tim has gained experience across many aspects of the business, including winemaking and production, through to sales and marketing.

When not selling wine, Tim can usually be found indulging his other passion, fishing. (When family commitments allow of course!)

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Emily Bampton – Account Specialist

Emily started at Austwine in April 2016. Prior to joining Austwine, Emily studied Medical Science and spent 7 years working in the grain industry, where she was responsible for managing relationships with Australia’s largest grain exporters and marketers.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with family & friends and is a keen vintage clothes shopper. She also enjoys hiking, camping, playing netball, sewing and drinking stout.

 

Sue Murphy – Director of First Impressions

Sue Murphy

Sue Murphy

Sue started at Austwine in February 2006. Before working here, she spent over 20 years working for a chartered accounting firm.

In her spare time, Sue has a keen interest in the real estate market and in particular in building and selling houses. She is also a keen gardener, and enjoys walking her dog and cooking.

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Anthony Turbill – Export Administration and Business Development

Anthony Turbill

Anthony Turbill

Anthony joined Austwine, initially as the shipping and accounts officer, midway through 2008. He previously worked in the UK for two and a half years for a leading liquid logistics company, dealing primarily with European import and export operations.

In his spare time Anthony enjoys Crossfit, boxing, bike riding, experimenting with new recipes, playing around on his turntables, and planning which exotic country to visit next!

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Andrea Carter – Accounts Officer

Andrea Carter

Andrea Carter

Andrea started working at Austwine in mid 2000 as Jim’s personal assistant. In 2006 she moved into a new role as accounts officer in the Finance team.

Prior to working at Austwine, Andrea worked with a public relations firm for 6 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, dining out, and spending time with family and friends, although most of her time is spent chasing after her young children.

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Jeremy Kirlew – Vineyard Supervisor

Jeremy Kirlew

Jeremy Kirlew

Jeremy joined Austwine in 2011 to oversee the day to day running of our Broken Plough vineyard in the Barossa Valley.  Prior to Austwine, Jeremy spent an extensive period of time in the irrigation industry.

When he is not looking after the vineyard, Jeremy enjoys golf, fishing and of course – spending time with his wife and kids (Aaron and Jazintah).

Ryan McEwan – Vineyard Supervisor

Ryan McEwan

Ryan McEwan

Ryan started with Austwine in June 2014.  Prior to joining Austwine Ryan spent over 16 years in horticulture (citrus and vegies).

When Ryan isn’t looking after one of our inland vineyards he enjoys spending time with his family, riding his motorbikes and playing golf (but not as often as he would like!).