CEO Judith Kennedy Australia Day Citation


CEO Judith Kennedy Awarded Medal of Merit

The Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers (AABW)                                                                  is very proud to welcome the appointment of our CEO Judith Kennedy AM as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia.

The appointment was made by His Excellency, Governor General, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC in his capacity as Chancellor of the Order of Australia.

The citation for the honour reads: For significant service to the winemaking industry, and to Children’s health.

Kennedy founded the AABW in 1996 and has managed its activities ever since.

The Association has had an enormous impact on the growth and success of the ‘boutique’ wine industry in Australia and more recently in New Zealand.

Her passionate approach forged the foundation of the Six Nations Wine Challenge in            2003 which enabled Australian wineries of all sizes to stand proudly against their New World peers.

From 2005 Kennedy spent six years as a non executive Director for the Oncology Children’s Foundation where she influenced the expansion of research aimed at childhood cancers.

Judith Kennedy AM remains a strong and leading force in the wine industry today and continues to plan ahead towards more growth for the Association.


Louise Cole

Company Secretary

The Association of Australian Boutique winemakers Inc.

Mob: 0402 932 291

Author: Judith Kennedy

Judith Kennedy is CEO of the Association of Boutique Winemakers Inc. which she founded in 1997... a brief introduction about yourself here...