Appointed to the Board in 2019, and re-elected in 2021, Jan Vydra is a dynamic leader in the agribusiness sector. As a first-generation farmer, he co-founded Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs in 2008, which has since evolved into a widely held public company, Fresh Leaf Limited. Jan now serves as a Non-Executive Director, overseeing a thriving enterprise that specialises in cultivating, marketing, and innovating fresh herbs for consumers and chefs across Australia’s east coast.
A committed industry professional, Jan is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His educational background includes studies in entrepreneurship at RMIT and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. A recipient of the prestigious 2016 Nuffield Scholarship, Jan’s academic pursuits have solidified his expertise in the field.
Jan’s leadership has been widely recognised, earning him the Australian Young Farmer of the Year Award in 2011 and the Rabobank Emerging Leader of the Year Award in 2016.