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Toby has been involved in the wine industry since 1994 when he worked as a Management Consultant with international accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young. In 1998, Toby joined Southcorp Wines, now Treasury Wine Estates, where he was financial controller of a $145 million capital project to double the red wine capacity of Southcorp Wines and establish 900 hectares of vineyards. Following Southcorp’s merger with Rosemount in 2001, Toby managed the divestment of a number of wineries and vineyards. Toby joined Colin Gaetjens & Shaw in 2002, as an Associate Director and was made a Director in 2004.
Over the past fifteen years Toby has managed the divestment of some of Australia’s largest winery and vineyard transactions.
Toby has expertise in:
- negotiating the purchase, sale and leasing of wine businesses;
- investment and divestment planning;
- strategic business planning.
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Stephen grew up on a vineyard in South Australia and joined the Australian wine industry permanently in 1995 when he started work with the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA). He has worked exclusively in Australian wine since then, including 8 years as Chief Executive of WFA where he oversaw issues as diverse as taxation reform, industry environmental programs, industry restructuring and leadership development.
Stephen joined Gaetjens Langley in 2011 and has worked with corporates, family businesses and purchasers on divestments and acquisitions.
Stephen has expertise in:
- Negotiating the sale of wine businesses and related assets
- Working with buyers on strategic acquisitions
- Working with clients on purchasing and divestment strategy
- Strategic planning
- Governance and Board experience.
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Mike has been actively involved in the wine industry for over 20 years, principally in Western Australia.
He has been involved with a number of listed and private wine businesses that have invested across the whole spectrum of the wine business from vineyards to wineries to distribution over a 25 year period.
In his role as Director, Advisory at Gaetjens Langley, Mike provides wine asset management and strategic planning and consulting services to the Australian wine industry.
Business interests include Mike’s family run Calneggia Family Vineyards, a collection of vineyards and wine brands from the Margaret River wine region.
Mike resides in Perth, is an experienced helicopter and fixed wing pilot and has personal interests in playing golf and watching AFL football.Phone: +61 419 963 474
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Yun has extensive experience working with Chinese parties and has established networks in the banking, finance, mining and wine sectors.
YUN graduated from the University of International Business and Economics in China with her bachelor degree and worked in Beijing for several multi-national companies including BASF and Samson.
Yun migrated to Australia in 2004 to complete her Master of Commerce at the University of New South Wales, and has worked in Australia for trans-national corporations such as ABB Grain, Viterra, Glencore and Pro Asia pacific. Yun has also established her own business exporting wine and undertaking business consulting.
As Marketing Manager (Asia) for Gaetjens Langley, Yun’s extensive network and experience in both China and Australia provides our Company with strong links to prospective Chinese and broader Asian investors.Phone: +61 433 570 168
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Rebecca started her wine journey at Yalumba in 1999 working with the sales and marketing team before transferring to the Negociants office in Adelaide. Since 2005 she has coordinated five national wine events and worked on SME marketing strategies for Coonawarra and McLaren Vale wineries with Fuller. Rebecca (or Bec as she prefers to be called) has experience in sales and marketing with Torbreck and Chalk Hill, attained her Level 2 WSET qualifications, exported wine to China under her own label and most recently delivered Wine Tourism Biosecurity training to over 200 cellar door staff on behalf of Vinehealth Australia.
As Business Manager at Gaetjens Langley, Bec’s in-depth knowledge of the wine industry allows her to understand and support our clients’ needs. She looks after the smooth and efficient operation of the business and the development of our marketing and communication strategies.Phone: +61 8 8232 2288
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Karen has worked for the Gaetjens Langley group for over 15 years starting off as our Office Manager before taking on the role of our Accounts Manager in 2007. Karen gained extensive experience within the health industry prior to working with Gaetjens Langley, in medical reception, patient services, accounts receivable, and customer service as well as working in London as an Executive Assistant.
Karen is a dedicated member of our team who has initiative and resourcefulness to deliver excellence in accounting and meeting business objectives. She has seen the business go through many changes to develop into Australia’s leading wine industry advisors.
She is familiar with all the company’s accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reconciliations, budgets and payroll tasks. Her key strengths are attention to detail, problem solving, prioritising, customer relations with an outstanding work ethic and commitment to excellence.Phone: +61 8 8232 2288
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