Expert team extended with leading sommelier

23 Jun 2016

Beverage Operations and Cellar Manager Announced

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has again proved its magnetism as a leading talent hub, appointing William Wilson to the role of Beverage Operations and Cellar Manager.

Wilson brings almost 30 years’ experience to the table and was one of Australia’s first certified sommeliers, qualified through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Prior to joining ICC Sydney, he worked at top calibre venues across the USA, UK and Australia, including the former Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. During his 20 year tenure as Food and Beverage Manager and Sommelier there, his team supported close to 600 events annually and served 1.3 million guests in total.

Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said the appointment solidifies an exemplary culinary leadership team, with Director of Culinary Services, Lynell Peck, and Executive Chef, Tony Panetta at the helm.

“William will play a vital role ensuring innovative wine and beverage experiences are delivered across the Culinary Services operations. His numerous accolades and extensive large-scale event experience made him the clear choice to lead our in-house teams who will cater to a year round calendar of exhibitions, conventions and entertainment events.”

Working with the culinary team, Wilson will support ICC Sydney’s industry-first Feeding Your Performance approach to deliver ‘smart’ menus that fuel body and mind, and feature ethically sourced ingredients from premium local suppliers.