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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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Breeding

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

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

Bianca Cairns
R&D Manager
Phone: 0429 529 655
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Crop Production

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

Jemma O’Hanlon
R&D Manager
Phone: 0427 147 276
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Integrated Pest and Disease Management

Ashley Zamek
R&D Manager
Phone: 0437 453 969
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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

Ashley Zamek
R&D Manager
Phone: 0437 453 969
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Product Integrity

Byron de Kock
Head of Research & Development
Phone: 0417 622 773
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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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Crop Protection

Jodie Pedrana
Regulatory Affairs – Crop Protection Manager
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Other portfolios

Industry Analysis and Industry Market Research

Brendan O’Keefe
Analyst, Data & Extension
Phone: 0427 143 847
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Industry Communications and Conferences

Lauren Jones
Industry Communications Coordinator
Phone: 0427 140 765
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Industry Development

See: Regional Extension Managers

International Trade

Market Access
Dr Anthony Baker
International Trade Manager
Phone: 0431 544 838
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Export Capability
Claire Fitchett
International Trade Manager
Phone: 0417 952 162
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Market Development
Laura Davies
International Trade Manager
Phone: 0476 234 767
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