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Thank You for Attending our Tchin Tchin Wine Lovers Meet with the Councillors

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry​ South Australia Chapter was pleased to invite you to its second Networking Evening of the year scheduled on Thursday 1 June from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Fullarton Park Community Centre in the leafy City of Unley, loyal FACCI member and sponsor of the evening. Attendees had the opportunity to listen to its CEO Peter Tsokas who went through all the exciting projects and developments the city has in its pipeline.

We also had the pleasure to enjoy the delicious wines from the Jacques Audras Fine Wines collection. Please find they Member offer on our website, ending the end of June 2023. Merci Jacques !

We also would like to thank our team of wonderful FACCI Councillors who are volunteering their time to lead our board as well as our industry committees and allow FACCI to operate and create mutually beneficial partnerships within our multicultural ecosystem. 

We look forward to seeing your all at our next gathering, stay tuned! And please feel free to send any photos taken during the evening at

Our Councillors & Speakers

  • Adrien Doucet (SA President at French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry)

    Adrien Doucet

    SA President at French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    Adrien comes as a Space industry leader with the genuine ambition to impact the Australi-an Space and Defence sectors by driving the industry expansion and developing Australia’s Defence capability.

    Adrien has developed his career in space since 2010 – acquiring experience in engineering, operations, project management and business at major leading Defence and Space primes across Europe -with private and institutional frameworks.

    Adrien holds a Masters degree in Space Systems Engineering (2011) from Cranfield Univer-sity, UK and Diploma of Leadership and Management (2020), Australia.

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  • Wafaa Khalifi (SA Vice-President at French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry)

    Wafaa Khalifi

    SA Vice-President at French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    After several years in consultancy and audit firms, Wafaa joined SUEZ Group in 2010, where she worked in various groups and subsidiaries. Most recently she held the position of Deputy CEO for SUEZ Morocco.

    Wafaa Joined Suez Team in Adelaide on Februyary’2023. She and the family are very excited to discover Adelaide and the Australian Culture. Wafaa is very committed to helping the community, having recently been Treasurer of Aquassistance Morocco and currently Board Director of the SUEZ Foundation. She was an active member of the French Commerce Chamber in Morocco.
    She enjoys running and cycling and in 2022, she was part of a desert raid, a triathlon, and a half-marathon.

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  • Romain Bertin (Director of CYLAD Consulting)

    Romain Bertin

    Director of CYLAD Consulting

    Romain is a Principal at CYLAD, an international strategy and management consulting firm with focus on industrial sectors. As a Director, he leads the activities of the firm in Australia.

    He started his career at the European Space Agency as a thermal Engineer in the Netherlands, before joining CYLAD in Paris. He arrived in Australia in early 2019 and started supporting the Australian Future Submarine Program. He now leads projects for large companies and small and medium-sized enterprises in SA and NSW, using his knowledge and experience in the Aerospace, Defence, Energy, Transport and Healthcare sectors.
    Romain’s expertise spans over operational and financial performance improvement, program and bid management, business and digital transformation, and growth strategy.

    He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering completed in France and the USA, and a master’s degree in business and project management from HEC Paris.

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  • Richard Bietrix (Pacific Development Centre VP at Schneider Electric)

    Richard Bietrix

    Pacific Development Centre VP at Schneider Electric

    Richard Bietrix is a Vice President at Schneider Electric with deep multi-functional and multi-cultural experience acquired during 31 years’ service.

    Of French nationality, Richard has spent most of his active life working abroad in USA, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, China and has been recently relocated in Australia.
    He has worked across a variety of position including Marketing, Purchasing, Industrialization and Offer Development.

    This unique blend of discipline has given him many skills to work everywhere with confidence in a fast transforming world.
    His current interests include the smart home technologies, new energy landscape, sustainability and digital transformation.
    His mission is to develop and market the best available Connected Device products to delight Schneider Electric's customers and grow profitably its business.
    He has the drive and determination to consistently achieve success as a leader.

    He is holding a Mechanical Engineering degree and has attended various training along his career.

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  • Florent Campagne (Senior Account Manager at Paxus)

    Florent Campagne

    Senior Account Manager at Paxus

    Florent has a French degree (DUT, equivalent to a Bachelor) of Industrial Science and Maintenance from the University of Paris-East Creteil (Paris 12).

    Florent has 12 years of internal and agency IT recruitment experience with SMS Management and Technology and Paxus.
    Partnering with Adelaide finest Technology companies, corporate heavy weights, and government, Florent has placed professionals from IT Helpdesks, through .Net Developers, Java developers, Unix Developers, Appian Developers, Salesforces Developers, Cloud Architects, Solution Architects, UI/UX Developers, Helpdesk Analysts, IT Support Analysts, Application support Analysts, Tester Analysts, Test Leads, Test Managers, Business Analysts, Project coordinators and officers, Project Managers, Program Managers and Senior Managers. Software Engineers, Business Analysts, and up to Program Directors.

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  • Max Cateau (Director of Deloitte Australia)

    Max Cateau

    Director of Deloitte Australia

    Max is a management consultant with engineering (MEng, MIEAust) and business (MBA) background. He specialises in strategies and associated complex transformations for asset intensive industries.

    He has 15 years of experience in a wide variety of experiences including engineering, management consulting, future of work analyst, and project management in the following industries: Defence & Aerospace, Transport, Construction, Mining, and FMCG.

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  • Olga Kostic (Director of Centre Track)

    Olga Kostic

    Director of Centre Track

    An experienced Director importing biotech solutions into ANZ, Economic Development for Regional Development Australia, MENA exposure as National Finance Manager & Executive Officer at the Arab Chamber to, Business Manager at French Engineering Consultancy Easy Skill focussing on Defence & Space to International Business Development consulting services.

    Board positions have been held with Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Marketing Committee, Fleurieu Food Group, Exporters Association of South Australia, MELC and FACCI (since 2016) Association of South Australia, MELC and FACCI (since 2016).

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  • Eloise Leaver (Entrepreneurship Program Manager at THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE)

    Eloise Leaver

    Entrepreneurship Program Manager at THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

    Eloise is an experienced entrepreneur and innovation professional with a passion for building successful partnerships and collaborations globally.

    Her work spans across different sectors, including higher education, government, and the private sector. With over 13 years of experience working collaboratively across facilities and divisions of the University of Adelaide, she has developed and delivered initiatives, managed projects and teams, and worked with senior University staff, researchers, academics, and business units.

    Currently, Eloise is leading the Agri, Food and Wine start-ups programs at ThincLab, where she also manages ThincLab Waite. In her previous role as Project Manager for the ThincLab International Incubator Program, Eloise designed and delivered an internationalisation program to 60 startups/businesses under a Federal Government grant. This program included an in-country incubation program in France and Singapore, to support entry to new international markets.

    As a qualified CPA and experienced leader and manager, she has also managed teams, budgets, financial reporting, contracts management, marketing, and student and program administration. These skills were developed working for over 5 years as Business Manager for the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre and during my secondment to the Institute for International Trade.

    Eloise is also a co-founder of Leaver Pianos Australia, a piano restoration and sales business operating across Australia.

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  • Nicolas Pierre (Product manager at MaxMine)

    Nicolas Pierre

    Product manager at MaxMine

    Nicolas, who has spent most of his career working for leading international companies in Paris, has recently arrived in Adelaide, South Australia.

    With a wealth of experience in marketing and product management, he has worked for well-known tech giants such as PayPal, Ubisoft, and BlaBlaCar. Throughout his career, Nicolas has become accustomed to leading major strategic projects from start to finish and collaborating across all business functions.

    He holds a Master of Science in Marketing from EDHEC Business School.

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  • Stephanie Rinck pfeiffer (Managing Director of Gwrc)

    Stephanie Rinck pfeiffer

    Managing Director of Gwrc

  • Peter Tsokas (CEO of CITY OF UNLEY)

    Peter Tsokas


    Peter is the Chief Executive Officer at the City of Unley; a position he has held since late 2011. During this period, the City of Unley has been recognised nationally and internationally for its work in becoming an age friendly city as well as more recently for its work in the environment and sustainability in general.
    Unley has long been involved in economic development largely centred around its 4 main streets of Goodwood Road, Unley Road, King William Road and Fullarton Road. More recently, Peter has overseen the re-zoning of sections of the city to promote development and this is coming to fruition with over a dozen large scale developments in the works. Fundamental to this has been Council’s Economic Growth Strategy that recognises population growth as a key driver to the local economy.
    Peter is a qualified civil engineer and has a strong career in Local Government as well as State Government and the private sector. He has a MBA through the University of SA and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors. His interests are in organisation culture and continuous improvement of processes and systems.

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  • Jacques Audras (Winemaker & Owner at Jacques Audras Fine Wines)

    Jacques Audras

    Winemaker & Owner at Jacques Audras Fine Wines

    Winemaking has been in the Audras Family since 1835 with origins in the French winemaking region of the Beaujolais, located in the south of Burgundy. In this region, on the Clos-de-Haute Combe family estate, the Audras Family has been crafting complex, fruit-driven wines for generations. Jacques Audras grew up on the estate and was an official winemaker for over 20 years before migrating to South Australia in 2004. In 2016, Jacques reignited his passion for winemaking bringing his french winemaking savoir-faire to the South Australian context, using quality McLaren Vale fruit. All of Jacques’ wines rely upon minimal use of oak and as natural of a process as possible. Jacques' winemaking prowess was recognised in 2022 when his 2019 Syrah was awarded a silver medal at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

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  • Julian Audras (Commercial and Sales at Jacques Audras Fine Wines)

    Julian Audras

    Commercial and Sales at Jacques Audras Fine Wines

    Julian Audras, Jacques' eldest son, worked on the family winery growing up and in 2013/14 moved back to France to do harvest on the family winery and worked for Georges Duboeuf (one of the largest negociant in France) in the winery and visitor centre.

    Julian recognised that his dad's fruit-driven winemaking style would be appreciated and enjoyed by wine drinkers and so utilised his commercial knowledge and passion to establish the Jacques Audras Fine Wines brand.

    The wines are sold exclusively through word of mouth, friends and family.

    Together, Julian and Jacques are bringing joy to wine lovers, one bottle at a time.

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Fullarton Park Community Centre

Fullarton Road 411
Fullarton, South Australia, Australia

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