The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) is a panel of industry representatives that provides advice to Hort Innovation in relation to industry R&D and marketing investments, funded by nursery industry levies and contributions from the Australian Government.
I’m a fourth-generation horticulturalist from Redland Bay and have been involved in the family business since the early 1980s. I grew up surrounded by plants and have always felt very connected to the industry.
Earlier in my career, I studied in New Zealand, and returned to work full time in the nursery in 1983. Today, we own and operate Greenlife Solutions which specialises in young plants of frangipanis and advanced palms for landscape use.
I’m also General Manager of Proven Winners Australia, a marketing cooperative for new flowering ornamentals and shrubs.