Our executive

Cider Australia is led by a volunteer Executive Committee including the six office holders:

Warwick Billings - President

Warwick started making cider 35 years ago in Somerset, England, and has never really stopped. He is also qualified in winemaking and brewing and describes himself as "liking to ferment". Having worked for some of the larger wineries in Australia he has a keen technical appreciation of what is possible and an artisan ethos for putting it into practice.

Cidermaker and Director at LOBO Juice and Cider Pty Ltd in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Richard Feyn - Vice President

Richard is Marketing Manager at Sydney Brewery, producers of an award winning range of craft beers & ciders.

Shane McLaughlin - Treasurer

Shane – founder of Hillbilly Cider from Bilpin, NSW – is a wine maker by background who started dabbling in cider making when he moved to an orchard in Bilpin, Blue Mountains a decade ago. 20 years ago Shane also pioneered a new region for wine by planting a vineyard on his family’s 4th generation sheep station at Warren, NSW.  Along with Hillbilly cider, Shane and his wife Tessa run the family wine company Canonbah Bridge which exports to 8 countries as well as being sold domestically.

Mark Ellis - Digital

Residing in Melbourne, though restoring a 4th generation family orchard as a cidery in the Wimmera river plains area of Quantong, Vic. In the meantime, Mark manages an eHealth company and this website!

Andrew Carruthers - Category Development

Andrew is a cider maker and owner of Carmel Cider Company in the Perth Hills of Western Australia.

Peter Ross - Secretary

Peter is Owner/Director of Incy Wincy Cyder from Wollombi, NSW. Incy Wincy Cyder is quality craft cider, made the old-fashioned way. 

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