The New Zealand Government has officially announced its nomination of John Barker as a candidate for the role of Director General of the International Vine and Wine Organisation (OIV). The announcement can be found HERE.
"I am very honoured to be nominated as a candidate for the role of OIV Director General" Dr Barker said. "The OIV is at the heart of the sector globally, bringing the majority of vine and wine countries together to develop consensus positions on issues of shared interest. My objective is to reinforce and enhance the status of the OIV as the scientific and technical reference body for a rapidly changing world."
The nomination has been strongly supported by the national wine industry organisation, New Zealand Winegrowers. A copy of their press release can be found HERE.