National Fruit Fly Council

About the National Fruit Fly Council


The National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) brings together government, researcher funding groups and growers to develop a national approach to managing Mediterranean fruit fly and Queensland fruit fly. The experience on the Council ensures it understands and considers different crop types and fruit fly management systems from across Australia’s horticulture production regions.

The Council considers the management of the problematic species Mediterranean fruit fly and Queensland Fruit Fly, which affect yield and market access for Australian produce, as well as efforts to prevent other exotic species from establishing.

The National Fruit Fly Council is supported by a National Manager as well as technical and administrative support from Plant Health Australia.

The primary role of the National Fruit Fly Council is to oversee the implementation of the National Fruit Fly Strategy and to drive the delivery of a cost-effective and sustainable approach to managing fruit flies across Australia.

Council fact sheet

You can get in contact with the Council via email: [email protected]

Members of the National Fruit Fly Council

Read their biographies here

Name Department or organisation
Jon Durham Independent chair
Darryl Barbour National Manager, Fruit Fly Council, Plant Health Australia
Sonya Broughton Senior Entomologist, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Steve Burdette Business Development Manager, Citrus category, Costa Group, Renmark SA
Rosa Crnov Chief Plant Health Officer, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Victoria
Tom Eastlake President, Cherry Growers Australia. Cherry grower, Young NSW
Peter Hall Chair Goulburn Valley QFF Taskforce. Pome and stoneruit grower, Mooroopna Vic
Col Hunter Assistant Secretary, Plant Health Policy, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Satendra Kumar Director Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity, Department of Primary Industries NSW
Ross Meffin Manager, Plant and Food Standards, Biosecurity SA
David Moore General Manager, Research, Marketing and Investments, Horticulture Innovation Australia
Rod Turner General Manager, Preparedness and RD&E, Plant Health Australia
Salvo Vitelli A/General Manager, Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity, Biosecurity Queensland
Mark Wilkinson Stonefruit grower, Maida Vale WA
Dale Williams Fruit grower, Bowen Qld
Joelene Williams Greater Sunraysia PFA Industry Development Committee. Stonefruit grower, Swan Hill Vic

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