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Dr Anthony Kachenko

Anthony is Hort Innovation’s General Manager, Production & Sustainability R&D.

Anthony has lived and breathed Australian horticulture for more than 20 years, with extensive experience along the agribusiness value chain. Anthony started with Hort Innovation in 2014 and has held several senior roles, including Head of Research & Development, General Manager of Data & Extension, and General Manager of Stakeholder Experience. Before joining Hort Innovation, Anthony held senior policy and leadership roles at Greenlife Industry Australia (then Nursery & Garden Industry Australia).

In his role at Hort Innovation, Anthony oversees investments focused on production-related R&D, including emerging technology, and leads our company’s R&D efforts to navigate industry-wide sustainability opportunities.

Anthony holds a PhD in Agricultural Science, a Masters in Agribusiness, an Honours Degree in Horticultural Science, and a Diploma in Quality Auditing. He is a Member and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Chairman and Professional Member of the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network.

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