From an early life in the family's bakery in a Victorian country town, Ray King rose to become one of the biggest movers and shakers in the Australian corporate world.
During a thirty-year, often controversial career that began in 1970 he brought a fresh way of thinking to a wine industry steeped in tradition.
He introduced to the world the now ubiquitous bag in box wine carton, initiated takeovers and mergers during the wine industry's most stormy years and lifted an ailing Mildara Wines Limited into the global wine industry's third largest profit earner.
He saw early playing days with Carlton Football Club, spent a number of years as an AFL central umpire, won four Australian Masters Road Cycling Championships and later served seven years as chairman of directors at St Kilda Football Club.
He lives in Melbourne with Dawn, his wife of almost fifty years.