Staff

Giuseppe Minissale

Giuseppe Minissale

Chairman - Board of Members, Alcohol Beverages Australia

Giuseppe is President of the Australian Liquor Stores Association (ALSA), General Manager of Porter’s Liquor, and owner of 5 liquor stores in Sydney, currently operating under the Porter’s Liquor banner.

Mitchell Taylor

Mitchell Taylor

Vice Chairman, Board of Members, Alcohol Beverages of Australia

Mitchell is the current Chairman of Australia’s First Families of Wine, a Director of the Winemakers Federation of Australia and Liquor Merchants Association of Australia Ltd, as well as the Chairman of the National Wine Foundation.

Shane Tremble

Shane Tremble

Treasurer, Alcohol Beverages of Australia

Shane Tremble is the Head of Corporate Development at Endeavour Drinks Group(formerly known as Woolworths Liquor Group). Prior to joining Woolworths Shane had operational, buying, marketing and General Management roles at Coles and at David Jones.
Shane has also worked in production services and sales and marketing in the wine industry.

Fergus Taylor

Fergus Taylor

Executive Director, Alcohol Beverages of Australia

Fergus Taylor is the Executive Director of Alcohol Beverages Australia. He is responsible for the day to day operation of ABA and represents the organisation to the public, the media and to governments. Fergus has previously worked as a media adviser and chief of staff to senior government ministers and as a strategic stakeholder engagement and media and communications management consultant.

Gohar Yazdabadi

Gohar Yazdabadi

Research and Policy Manager

Gohar Yazdabadi is the Research and Policy Manager at Alcohol Beverages Australia. Gohar brings over ten years of experience in leading and implementing strategic evidence-based policy changes across the Federal and NSW Governments and has also worked as an in-house commercial lawyer.

Josephine Yap

Josephine Yap

Policy Analyst

Josephine joined Alcohol Beverages Australia in December 2016 as Policy Analyst after completing her Bachelor of Food Science degree (First Class Honours in Microbiology) at the University of New South Wales. Josephine provides strategic support to the Executive Director and Research & Policy Manager with research, advice and input into submissions, policies and communications to promote the interests of ABA in accordance with its strategic objectives.

Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma

Executive Assistant

Neha joined Alcohol Beverages Australia in November 2015 as the Executive Assistant. She has over 8 years of experience in EA and Administration field.  She has supported senior Executives in various fields as an EA. Neha is responsible for the day to day administration work and the ABA website.