MEDIA UPDATE  |   June 18, 2018

Food, wine and lifestyle media executive to lead Food and Wine Victoria

Food and Wine Victoria, the organisation behind the iconic Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne, today announced the appointment of Anthea Loucas Bosha as CEO.

Anthea has played a significant role in driving the food conversation in Australia for almost two decades, first in her role as the Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Living, then for 13 years as the Editor-in-Chief of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

“I am thrilled to accept this position as CEO of Food and Wine Victoria. As a Melbourne girl who has spent the last two decades in media celebrating Australia’s food talent, I look forward to shining a light on this State’s incomparable food and wine offer and sharing it with the world.”

“When I was at the helm of Gourmet Traveller, my team would often joke that the magazine had a particular Victorian bias in our coverage, and they were probably right. I am crazy about this State, there are so many great stories here.”

“I look forward to building on all of the good work that has been done by my predecessors, and the team, and to further the food and wine conversation in, and about, Victoria.”

Commenting on the appointment, Food and Wine Victoria Chairman, John Haddad AO, said “the story of Victorian food and wine is becoming increasingly important, not just locally but also globally. Anthea has excellent credentials in building multi-platform food, wine and lifestyle brands. Her experience in creating internationally acclaimed and award-winning content will expand our digital reach and reputation.”

“I would like to thank the Board of Food and Wine Victoria and Egon Zehnder for their support with this important appointment.”

About Food and Wine Victoria

With the approval and strong support of the Victorian Government, Food and Wine Victoria has expanded its remit beyond the highly successful Melbourne Food and Wine Festival to include the delivery of a year-round program that will support the Victorian food and wine industries through collaboration with the many stakeholders who contribute to the multimillion-dollar industry.

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, held in March each year, is recognised as one of the great festivals of the world. Festival dates for 2019 will be announced soon.


For more information or media enquiries, please contact:

P: 03 9328 6100



Click images below to download 
Credit: Kristoffer Paulsen