The new HAL

The Minister for Agriculture, The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP announced in a media release the registration of Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (HIAL) as the new grower owned research, development and marketing body which will replace Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL).

The board will see a mix of existing HAL board members and new additions. Carrying over from the old HAL board are; Mr David Cliffe, Professor Rob Clark, Mr Stephen Morrow, Mr Mark Napper & Mr Selwyn Snell.

New board members will include; Mr Ridley Bell, Ms Susan Finger, Mr David Moon and Mr Peter Wauchope.

The inaugural board meeting of HIAL will see the positions of Chair and Deputy Chair of the board confirmed as well as determining of the final company structure and constitution.

The minister’s media release can be viewed here.