Find out more about the Austwine team including Jim Moularadellis (CEO); Chris Nye (Grower Liaison); Alana Sasopoulos, Sonya Horsell (Brokers); Nicole Eatwell, Andrea Carter, Skye Gray and Sue Murphy (FBI); Jane Moularadellis (Marketing); Jeremy Kirlew, Ryan Burr and Bradley Wilksch (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 Bachelor Degree in Economics and is a Certified Practising 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!)
Chris Nye – Vineyard Manager
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.
Nicole Eatwell – Chief Financial Officer
Nicole joined Austwine in March 2017. She emigrated from South Africa in 2016, where she obtained an Honours Degree in Accounting Science and is a registered Chartered Accountant. Prior to working at Austwine, Nicole was the Group Financial Manager for a vehicle branding and advertising company located in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nicole enjoys spending her time doting over her baby boy, early morning fitness classes and relaxing with her husband when her son allows them the time.
Sue Murphy – Director of First Impressions
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.
Andrea Carter – Accounts Officer
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.
Skye Gray – Assistant Accountant
Skye joined Austwine in September 2017 and has a Diploma in Accounting. She has over 10 years experience working in a range of roles including Import, Distribution and Finance, and is excited to adapt these skills to her role at Austwine.
When she isn’t at work, Skye has two young boys who keep her busy. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with family and friends, days at the beach, weekends away, cooking, and having a few quiet wines or ciders with her husband.
Jane Moularadellis – Marketing
Jane started at Austwine in October 2015. Jane has a background in law & languages, and has previously worked in the wine industry.
In her spare time (which is rare given her 4 teenage children!), Jane likes to cook, read, and dream of the next family trip together.
Jeremy Kirlew – Vineyard Supervisor
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 Burr – Vineyard Supervisor
Ryan started with Austwine in April 2016. He is a Metal Fabricator by trade and worked as this for 7 years.
Ryan really enjoys camping, fishing, off road racing and spending time with family and friends. He is married with 1 daughter, who is nearly 3, and has another baby on the way.
Bradley Wilksch – Vineyard Supervisor
Bradley joined Austwine in July 2012 at the ripe old age of 20, having been employed at a local private vineyard for 18 months after finishing high school.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket for Eudunda-Robertstown during Summer and Football for Ramco during winter (followed by a few refreshments after games). Bradley is also an active member of Cadell Country Fire Service, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant 1.