Meet your industry's Relationship Manager

Relationship Managers are your link to the latest R&D and marketing developments in your industry.

They are able to keep you updated with information from your industry’s levy investments and how outputs from these can help your business grow.

Relationship Managers for each industry are listed below. They are keen for a chat, so find out how they can support you.

It’s easy to book a phone call at a time that suits you by using the links below.


Astrid Hughes

Hello, my name is Astrid Hughes and I’m the Relationship Manager for the avocado and banana industries as well as the Relationship Manager and Marketing Manager for the custard apple, lychee, persimmon and pineapple industries. The favourite aspect of my role is talking with you to work through issues and get results from levy investments.

Industries: avocado; banana; custard apple; lychee; persimmon; pineapple

Book a call with Astrid

Mobile: 0405 306 334
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Bradley Mills

Hi, I’m Brad and I grew up on a citrus farm near Mildura. I enjoy bringing my horticultural knowledge and supporting the berry, vegetable and tropical industries.

Industries: onion; papaya; passionfruit; raspberry and blackberry; strawberry

Book a call with Bradley

Mobile: 0408 635 465
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Brad Wells

Hi, I am Brad, and having grown up on a farm and worked on farms for most of my life, I enjoy supporting the industry and representing the vegetable, table grape and citrus industries.

Industries: citrus; table grape; vegetable (market and value chain)

Book a call with Brad

Mobile: 0412 528 398
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Christian Patterson

G’day, I’m Christian and I support the vegetable industry. I’ve run my own business and worked in the fresh produce world. I relate to the daily challenges you all face and I’m now working in horticulture in a role where I can support you.

Industries: fresh potato; processing potato; sweetpotato; vegetable (consumer alignment)

Book a call with Christian

Mobile: 0433 896 753
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Corrine Jasper

Hi, my name is Corrine. I am passionate about getting good outcomes from R&D that eventually result in higher returns for our growers. I look after the nut and tropical industries.

Industries: almond; chestnut; macadamia; pistachio; mango

Book a call with Corrine

Mobile: 0439 433 885
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John Vatikiotis

Hi, I am John and was drawn to the horticulture industry to support Australian farmers. I focus on the lifestyle and mushroom industries.

Industries: nursery; mushroom; turf

Book a call with John

Mobile: 0429 022 637
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Mark Spees

G’day, I’m Mark. I enjoy nothing more than talking with growers to work through their ideas on how to improve the temperate fruit industries through research, development, extension, marketing and trade projects. 

Industries: apple and pear; cherry; summerfruit

Book a call with Mark

Mobile: 0439 574 173
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Sam Turner

G’day, my name is Sam and I support the vegetable, melon and processing tomato industries. Having studied agriculture and with my extensive agricultural experience, I can’t wait to support you.

Industries: melon; processing tomato; vegetable (drive train)

Book a call with Sam

Mobile: 0418 164 717
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Will Gordon

Hi, I’m Will. I have a background in agriculture and love working with growers to understand what industry needs in order to improve profitability. I work with the olive, dried fruit and vegetable industries.

Industries: dried grape; dried tree fruit; olive; prune

Book a call with Will

Mobile: 0427 920 924
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Become a member

By becoming a member, your industry’s Relationship Manager can better support you.

To discuss the benefits of membership, book a call on the ‘Contact Me’ form, call 02 8295 2300 or email membership@horticulture.com.au and let us know you would like your industry’s Relationship Manager to call you about membership.

To sign up for membership, go to the membership form.