Shona White, Marvellous Chief Steward
Shona White is highly regarded for her ongoing contribution to the wine and hospitality industries and has played the vital role of Chief Steward at the New World Wine Awards for 11 years. She has spent nearly 30 years as a steward, assistant chief steward, chief steward and competition director of many of New Zealand’s most prominent wine shows, including the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards and the Liquorland Top 100 Spiegelau Wine Awards. Shona has been the competition coordinator for the Air New Zealand Wine Awards for ten years and has been extensively involved in Cuisine magazine’s wine tastings, the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards, the Marlborough Wine Show and the Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards.
Shona holds a Diploma in Wine Marketing from Adelaide University and a Graduate Diploma in Business (Human Resources) from University of Auckland. For 14 years she was a senior lecturer at the School of Hospitality and Tourism at Auckland University of Technology.