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.

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 and temperate fruit industries. 

Industries: raspberry and blackberry; strawberry; olive; dried grape; prune and dried tree fruit

Book a call with Bradley

Mobile: 0408 635 465
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Christian Patterson

G’day, I’m Christian and I support the tropical industries. 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: lychee; custard apple; pineapple; persimmon; passionfruit; papaya and mango

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 tropical industries.

Industries: banana; avocado; almond; macadamia; chestnut and pistachio

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; turf; pyrethrum and mushroom

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: citrus; table grape; cherry and 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, processing tomato and temperate fruit industries. Having studied agriculture and with my extensive agricultural experience, I can’t wait to support you.

Industries: apple and pear; onion; vegetable (market and value chain, consumer alignment) and processing tomato

Book a call with Sam

Mobile: 0418 164 717
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Jane Wightman

Hi, I’m Jane and I work with the potato, sweetpotato and vegetable industries.

Industries: potato – fresh; potato – processing; sweetpotato; vegetable (farm productivity and drive train)

Book a call with Jane

Mobile: 0427 142 046
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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 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.