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R&D Managers

Specialist and expert advice oversees the R&D work that we do

Our R&D work is grouped into research portfolios, each overseen by a specialist R&D Manager who is an expert in their field – some of the larger portfolios have more than one R&D Manager.

Contact details are listed below for the R&D Manager of each portfolio. They are always happy to discuss the projects they manage and innovations that are beneficial for the horticulture industry.

If you can't get straight through, it’s easy to book a phone call at a time that suits you by using the email links below.

Biosecurity

Dr Greg Chandler
R&D Manager
Phone: 0427 145 228
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Dr Ben Callaghan
R&D Manager
Phone: 0419 207 151
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Breeding

Dr Vino Rajandran
R&D Manager
Phone: 0437 460 525
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Dr Ben Callaghan
R&D Manager
Phone: 0419 207 151
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Biotechnology

Dr Vino Rajandran
R&D Manager
Phone: 0437 460 525
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Emerging Technologies

Kathryn Young
R&D Manager
Phone: 0419 368 300
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Crop Production

Dr Adrian Hunt
R&D Manager
Phone: 0427 143 782
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Human Nutrition

Dr Jacqui Simpson
R&D Manager
Phone: 0429 394 777
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Integrated Pest and Disease Management

Dr Araz Solomon
R&D Manager
Phone: 07 3016 5418‬
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Ashley Zamek
R&D Manager
Phone: 0437 453 969
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Minor Use

Jodie Pedrana
Regulatory Affairs – Crop Protection Manager
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Natural Resource Management

Kathryn Young
R&D Manager
Phone: 0419 368 300
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Pollination

Ashley Zamek
R&D Manager
Phone: 0437 453 969
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Postharvest

Dr Jacqui Simpson
R&D Manager
Phone: 0429 394 777
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Product Integrity

Bianca Cairns
R&D Manager
Phone: 0429 529 655
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Rural R&D for Profit

Dr Jacqui Simpson
R&D Manager
Phone: 0429 394 777
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Supply Chain

Byron de Kock
Head of Research & Development
Phone: 0417 622 773
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Training and Leadership

Bianca Cairns
R&D Manager
Phone: 0429 529 655
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Urban Greening

Dr Jacqui Simpson
R&D Manager
Phone: 0429 394 777
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Market Access

Dr Anthony Baker
R&D Manager – Market Access
Phone: 0431 544 838
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Other portfolios

Industry Analysis and Industry Market Research

Adam Briggs
Head of Data & Insights
Phone: 0409 578 937
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Industry Communications and Conferences

Sarah Houston
Industry Communications Coordinator
Phone: 0429 902 456
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Industry Development

See: Regional Extension Managers

International Trade

Mimi Doan
International Trade Manager
Phone: 0408 316 329
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Sue Viana
International Stakeholder Advisor
Phone: +61 427 153 136
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Jade Curley
International Trade Coordinator
Phone: +61 427 152 023
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