B. Ag Sci
AV&M’s Operations Manager Clark Skinner, has over 20 years experience as a viticulturist working in commercial agronomy. Initially working for a major rural merchandise store Clark provided comprehensive viticultural/agronomic advice to a large number of both corporate and private growers. Through his actions many of Clarks clients were able to significantly improve vineyard performance. Clark has continued this success within AV&M’s portfolio of vineyards under management and has established an excellent track record of producing high quality fruit to specification utilising efficient and effective vineyard management programs. Clark has extensive project management experience in vineyard development and redevelopment.
As part of the AV&M executive team Clark combines his extensive business experience with practical agronomy skills to maximise asset performance and profitability.
B.A.Sc. M.Wine Tech & Marketing
After spending a childhood growing up on a sheep and cattle property in the southern area of the Barossa, Ashley found himself carving out a career in an industry that had been in his backyard for generations. Having completed his first University Degree Ashley worked as a viticulturist with Pernod Ricard, and Rosemount Estate before moving to Yalumba. During 14 years of employment with Yalumba, Ashley has managed the 36,000t Oxford Landing Winery and vineyards, directed the bottling/logistics businesses as well as running the sales and marketing division of the Yalumba Nursery. Ashley has experience in many international wine businesses located in France, Italy, Canada and California.
In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Wine Technology & Marketing, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Viticulture, Ashley has been the recipient of several prestigious industry awards.
A member of AV&M’s executive team, Ashley applies his significant wine business experience to provide a thorough understanding of agribusiness dynamics and the opportunities available to optimise asset profitability.