Staff

Bryan Fry

Bryan Fry

Chair - Board of Members, Alcohol Beverages Australia

Bryan is Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Pacific, responsible for the distribution of the wine, champagne and spirits portfolio across Australia and New Zealand.

Bryan has worked for Pernod Ricard for 22 years, and has successfully held various sales, marketing and leadership roles across Australia, Asia Pacific, Brazil and the US.

Giuseppe Minissale

Giuseppe Minissale

Deputy Chair - 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.

James Brindley

James Brindley

Treasurer - Board of Members, Alcohol Beverages of Australia

James is Managing Director of Lion Beer Australia. With a degree in economics and an MBA, James has been a part of Lion for twenty four years and gained extensive experience in people and business leadership including eight years in China with Lion.

James is the Chair of the Brewers Association of Australia and Board Director of DrinkWise Australia.  He is also a Board member of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Gohar Yazdabadi

Gohar Yazdabadi

Research and Policy Manager

Gohar 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.

Athina Paris

Athina Paris

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Athina is the Executive Assistant and Office Manager and at Alcohol Beverages Australia. Athina has over 7 years’ experience working with executives and business owners across the FMCG, Financial Services, Fashion and Pharmaceutical industries in an administrative capacity.

Athina loves her job as no two days are the same and she finds working behind the scenes supporting collaborative successes very rewarding.