Adele Young MBA & MMkg
Ms Adele Young is the newly appointed Executive Director of Alcohol Beverages Australia and brings a wealth of experience, skills and qualifications to the role. A respected CEO and Senior Executive with a strong track record in reform, Ms Young is ideally placed to lead ABA through its current restructure journey.
With a career spanning 25 plus years in management, strategy, policy, governance, communications, campaigning, and engagement, Ms Young has spent many years in regional, remote and indigenous communities across a number of jurisdictions.
Ms Young’s professional experience traverses Government (State, Territory and Local), politics, the private sector and not for profit sector.
Having held executive positions in both the South Australian and Northern Territory Governments along with senior roles in the private sector, Ms Young has additional experience in the not for profit sector as CEO of Clubs SA.
Ms Young most recently served as CEO, Palm Island Aboriginal Council, Queensland’s largest Aboriginal community and CEO of Townsville Council prior to that.
A values led leader, Ms Young’s focus on delivering the strategic agenda for ABA members is well underway.
Office & Accounts Manager
Sharon is an accomplished office manager, taking care of finance and the office.
She has broad industry experience and has worked within corporate, not for profit, community radio, as a music educator and front of house lesson school manager.
Sharon holds a Masters of Management from University of Western Sydney.
Lee McLean is the Chief Executive of Australian Grape & Wine, the national association representing Australia’s grape and wine businesses. Following a decade working in government departments including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Lee joined the wine sector as the General Manager of Government Relations in 2018, a position he held for 5 years prior to his appointment as Chief Executive.
Lee is committed to working with Australia’s wine sector, government and other groups to create the right conditions for a sustainable and prosperous future for grape and wine businesses and rural and regional communities.