27 January, 2020

Maximise your potential through peer-to-peer learning

Maximise your potential through peer-to-peer learning

Join Women in Drinks NSW for a lively panel discussion on maximising your self development and unlocking the expertise and experience of your colleagues around you through peer-to-peer learning.

Your industry colleagues have more relevant knowledge and up-to-date experience than anything you can learn in a classroom – so tapping into that is essential! 

The three panellists - Kerry Appathurai, EDG Customer Director at Lion; Eric Thomsen, Marketing Director at Pernod Ricard; and Kylie Farquhar, NSW State Sales Manager at Treasury Wine Estates -  will discuss how to take control of your own development, build your strengths and leverage the experience of your peer set to unlock your potential and grow your professional confidence.

Appathurai is a results focussed and people orientated sales leader. She is passionate about seeing people excel and realise their true potential. With a career in sales and category strategy, spanning 20 years, Appathurai has worked in large global organisations such as Nestle, Parmalat (Lactalis) and Cadbury Schweppes.

Thomsen has extensive experience in the alcohol industry having worked in marketing and brand management roles across multiple businesses, brands in Australia, US and Canada.

Farquhar has been passionately involved in the independent liquor trade her entire career and in the wine industry for over 18 years. Her personal motto is “with purpose and passion” and she loves imparting that energy within her TWE NSW team.


When: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time: 4-6pm

Location: Lion, Level 7, 68 York Street, Sydney

Cost: $60/person includes drinks & canapés

$5 from each ticket will go ANZGOG – the Australian and New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group.

Tickets are limited, get in quickly to avoid disappointment

The Lion office is within walking distance of Wynyard and Town Hall train stations. There are many car parks available around Town Hall as well as limited on-street parking.


Women in Drinks is an initiative by The Drinks Association to highlight issues facing women in the workplace, champion opportunities and offer networking events for women working in the drinks industry. The Drinks Association is a not-for-profit organisation that offers everything from industry data to targeted forums and a broad spectrum of events, publications and websites, including Drinks Trade, Drinks Bulletin and Drinks Guide. It works to build a stronger, more informed Australian drinks industry by providing commonly required services.