About AGWA

R&D Team

Kate Harvey – General Manager  – Research, Development and Extension

Kate Harvey – General Manager – Research, Development and Extension

Kate Harvey became AGWA’s General Manager – Research, Development and Extension in July 2014, having been General Manager at the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) since June 2010.

Kate is responsible for managing research, development and extension. She is also responsibility for the Consumers and Markets program, which invests in research and development in the consumer insights and market access areas.

Before joining GWRDC, one of AGWA’s two predecessor organisations, Kate held senior positions at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. She has also worked in the government and corporate sectors.

Kate holds an Honours degree in politics from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from the University of South Australia. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Liz Waters – Senior R&D Program Manager

Dr Liz Waters – Senior R&D Program Manager

Liz is internationally respected for the research she undertook over 20 years while a wine researcher, before she joined the program management team at AGWA (formerly GWRDC) in May 2011. Her experience spans research management, board directorship, scientific editing and post-graduate student supervision. Liz holds a PhD in Plant Science from the University of Adelaide and has published more than 150 articles including book chapters, journal papers, a patent and technical reports. Liz is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

Liz is responsible for AGWA’s Improving products and processes program.

Adrian Loschiavo – R&D Program Manager

Adrian Loschiavo – R&D Program Manager

Adrian completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Science – Honours (Plant Science) at The University of Adelaide. He previously worked at The South Australian Research and Development Institute as a Research Assistant and as a Viticulturist for Treasury Wine Estates and Southcorp Wines. Before joining AGWA (formerly GWRDC), he was Senior Viticulture Consultant at Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services.

Adrian is responsible for Adoption and Evaluation within AGWA’s Extension and Adoption program.

Keith Hayes – R&D Program Manager

Keith Hayes – R&D Program Manager

A GWRDC R&D Program Manager from 2006–10, Keith has returned to AGWA (formerly GWRDC) after almost three years with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, as a divisional Deputy Director. He holds an Honours degree in Chemistry (Flinders University) and is an experienced researcher, analytical laboratory manager and Research Manager, having worked for over 20 years in various water industry roles. He also has 10 years of viticultural experience as a (former) Clare Valley property owner and grapegrower.

Keith is responsible for AGWA’s Environment and sustainability program.

Anne Duncan – R&D Program Manager

Anne Duncan – R&D Program Manager

Anne holds a double degree in Arts and Law (University of Adelaide) and practiced for seven years with the Crown Solicitor’s Office, specialising in administrative and civil laws. She has previously worked for the Department of Primary Industries and Regions and most recently with the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia.

Anne is responsible for Developing people within AGWA’s Extension and Adoption program.

Elise Heyes – R&D Program Manager

Elise Heyes – R&D Program Manager

Elise graduated with Honours in Agricultural Science (Viticulture) at The University of Adelaide and McGill University Canada before working as a Viticultural Technical Officer for Constellation Wines in Berri and the USA. She was previously the Viticultural Development Officer for the Barossa Grape and Wine Association.

Elise is responsible for AGWA’s Environment and sustainability program.