The IWFS-WA Management Committee

Stephen Newlan

Stephen Newlan


Steve joined the Society in 2012.. A local business owner with many years’ experience, Steve’s passion for fine wine is evidenced by his extensive cellar and knowledge of local and international vintages. Steve also enjoys travel with his wife Janice, who is also a member of the Society, and spends as much time as he can enjoying wining and dining both locally and inthroughout the world’s most famous wine regions.


Iain McDougall

Vice President

Iain took over the reins as IWFS-WA president in July 2018, he is an inaugural member of IWFS-WA and has more than thirty year’s experience in and around the hospitality industry. As WA’s leading employer/mentor of apprentice chefs, he is dedicated to the future of the WA food industry.


Anthony Muscara


Anthony has been a Town Planner for over 20 years and brings strong administration skills to the Committee. He has a genuine interest in the sharing of great food and wine experiences both at home and overseas, and hopes to continue as a member for many years to come.

Graeme Sassella-Otley

Graeme Sassella-Otley


Graeme joined IWFS(WA) in 2014 and was elected to the committee in 2015. He has undertaken secretarial duties and vice President duties since then and has been involved in the hosting of International Festivals for the WA branch. Graeme has a background in education and has been interested in tasting and collecting wines for over 40 years. His passion is to offer members the best wining and dining experiences that Perth and the surrounds have to offer.

Michael Tamburri

Michael Tamburri

International IWFS Chair, APZ Board Chair, Events, Youth Development Rep

Michael stepped down as IWFS-WA President in July 2018. In 2020 Michael takes on his new role as Chairman of IWFS Asia-Pacific Zone (APZ) and International Chair of IWFS. Michael has been the managing director and owner of La Vigna Liquor Merchants since 1986. Michael was involved in local ABC and 6PR radio stations from 1993 to 2002, has been involved in judging wines and has been a supporter and coordinator of many charitable organizations since 1980.

Ulrich Kunzmann

Ulrich Kunzmann

Founding President

Ulrich is the Founding President of the IWFS-WA branch.

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