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Get to know the experts behind Hort Innovation 

Sit down for a one-on-one chat at Hort Connections with the people closest to the topics and investments you care about. Some of the topics include biosecurity, protected cropping, food safety, international trade and marketing.

Read about our experts below and use the booking form to book a session with them.

You can also read more about Hort Innovation at Hort Connections here.

Adam drives Hort Innovation’s Data & Insights function. He leads the management of the industry analysis R&D portfolio and the undertaking of investment analysis and supports the delivery of the Monitoring & Evaluation Framework.

Brei recently joined Hort Innovation as the Head of International Trade. She is an experienced international sales and marketing management professional, working with global multinational and SME organisations. Throughout her career, she has focused on developing trade and investment outcomes, innovation and education.  

Anthony is the International Trade Manager for Research & Development - Market Acces. His mission with Hort Innovation is to open new international markets and improve conditions of existing markets for Australian horticultural products. 

Matthew Dwyer is the Group Marketing Manager at Hort Innovation. With over 14 years of experience across a range of marketing roles in multiple industries, Matthew leads the strategic marketing direction and team across the temperate and tropical fruit portfolio at Hort Innovation in both the domestic and export markets.

Samantha is setting the category marketing agenda for fresh produce as the Group Marketing Manager at Hort Innovation. Leading the strategic delivery of $5.6M+ marketing programs designed to drive demand for a portfolio of twelve Australian vegetable, fruit & greenlife brands. 

Byron manages Hort Innovation’s Natural Resource, Crop Production, Green Cities and Advanced Production Systems National Research and Development Programs and leads the R&D team across all portfolios.

Dr Adrian Hunt manages the crop productivity research & development portfolio at Hort Innovation. He is an Agricultural Science researcher with experience in pre-harvest and post-harvest crop physiology, onions, irrigation, nutrient and salinity research in horticultural production systems.

Bianca manages the Food Safety, Industry Development and Adoption, Training and Leadership research and development portfolios, comprising over 80 R&D investments and spanning over 30 different horticultural industries. 

Tate manages Hort Innovation’s marketing investments for the banana and mango industries.

Mariannel manages Hort Innovation’s marketing investments for the mushroom, onion and sweet potato industries.

Adele manages Hort Innovation’s marketing investments for the avocado and nursery industries.

Belinda manages Hort Innovation’s marketing investments for the raspberry and blackberry, turf and chestnut industries.

Dr Greg Chandler manages the biosecurity research and development portfolio at Hort Innovation.

Jodie is the Regulatory Affairs Crop Protection Manager at Hort Innovation. 

Ben manages Hort Innovation’s marketing investments for the tropical industries including passionfruit, papaya, persimmon, pineapple, custard apple, and lychee. 

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11.00am to 12.00pm (10-minute sessions) on Tuesday 8 June

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