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Jan Vydra

Jan was appointed to the Board in November 2019. He is a passionate agri-business leader and as a first-generation farmer, co-founded Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs in 2008.

As well as his position as Chief Executive Officer at Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs, Jan is an executive director of Fresh Leaf Farms (Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs’ parent company), which incorporates executive roles at Habitat Wired Pty Ltd (a cloud-based horticulture technology company) and Green Farmers (focused on medicinal herb production and distribution).

Jan is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, currently completing his GAICD. He studied entrepreneurship at RMIT and undertook his Executive MBA through the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is a previous Nuffield Scholar and a member of the Coles Supermarkets Agronomy Group. Jan received the Australian Young Farmer of the Year Award in 2011 and the 2016 Rabobank Emerging Leader of the Year Award.