Michael Worthington has been appointed as Chair of the Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) for the nursery industry.
Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) recently selected independent Chairs for all SIAPs, to ensure the defined objectives of the panels are met while maintaining good governance and process around discussions.
Mr Worthington brings more than 25 years of vertically-integrated food and agriculture business experience to the role. Currently Chairman of the Fresh Product Safety Centre, he has worked across an extensive range of enterprises, including production, processing, supply chain logistics and marketing for Australia, Asia, UK and US markets.
The SIAP held several face-to-face meetings in 2016, reviewing the current R&D nursery program and marketing outputs as well as assessing proposals for future investment. More