RASV Committees and Industry Advisory Groups update

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is pleased to advise that Michael Holmes has been appointed Chair of the Poultry Competition Committee.   

Michael has been involved in the Royal Melbourne Show Poultry Competition for the past 36 years and has been a member of the Committee since 2015. Michael is the Victorian representative for the 2020 National Poultry Show and has been president of Euroa and District Poultry Club for 33 years. 

The RASV is also pleased to welcome Jeni Port and Emma Brown as members of the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards Committee; and Maddy (Madelayne) Bissels as a member of the Alpaca Competition Committee. 

Jeni Port - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards Committee  
Jeni is a Melbourne-based wine writer, wine judge, author and freelance writer who has written for every major wine magazine in Australia. Her recent Awards include: 2018:  Legend of the Vine (Vic) (WCA) 2016: Wine Communicator of the Year (WCA) 2014: Legend of the Melbourne Wine and Food Festival.   

Emma Brown - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards Committee  
Marketing Manager at Brown Family Wine Group, Emma is responsible for the brand management team for Brown Brothers, Devil’s Corner, Tamar Ridge and Pirie. She is extremely passionate about being a custodian for these amazing brands and to remain relevant to the next generation of family and employees and always ensuring we have a consumer-first approach to making sensational wines.    

Madelayne (Maddy) Bissels - Alpaca  Competition Committee 
Maddy has a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences from La Trobe University and is currently a Farm Manager at Moresby Farm and Esperance Alpaca Studs where she has been working since 2010 as well as an Alpaca (AAA Database) trainer from 2017 to present  

The RASV has a number of Competition Committees and Industry Advisory Groups that provide support and expert advice across the Royal Melbourne Show competitions and RASV’s award programs. 

The members of these committees and industry advisory groups are appointed by the RASV Board and are specialists in their field. They provide insight into the latest industry trends and movements and advice on how to refine and advance the competitions and events.  

The RASV greatly appreciates and values the time committee members devote to maximising the appeal and success of RASV Competitions and Awards.