Council members

Membership on the National Fruit Fly Council has been selected to include representatives from industry, state government, research funding bodies, and the Australian Government. The combined experience of members of the Council ensures that the group understands and considers different crop types and fruit fly management systems from across Australia’s horticulture production regions, as well as research capacity, and market access issues.

Council membership has also been selected to ensure that there is direct experience with the in-field management of both Mediterranean fruit fly and Queensland fruit fly.

Meet the Council

Lloyd Klumpp
Chair

Lloyd became the Chair of the National Fruit Fly Council in June 2020.
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Stuart Burgess
Manager

In this role, Stuart supports the work of the Council, engages with members and other key stakeholders to coordinate delivery of the National Fruit Fly Strategy
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Alison Anderson
Council member

General Manager, Research, Marketing and Investments, Hort Innovation
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Mike Ashton
Council member

Chief Plant Health Manager, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
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Andrew Bishop
Council member

Chief Plant Health Manager, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania
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Mila Bristow
Council member

National Manager, Performance and Innovation, Plant Health Australia
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Sonya Broughton
Council member

Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia
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Steve Burdette
Council member

Technical Manager –
Abbotsleigh, Nutrano Produce Group
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Rosa Crnov
Council member

Chief Plant Health Officer, Agriculture Victoria
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David Daniels
Council member

General Manager (Market Development), Citrus Australia
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Tom Eastlake
Council member

President, Cherry Growers Australia. Cherry grower, Young, NSW

Bertie Hennecke
Council member

Assistant Secretary, Plant Health Policy, Australian Government Department of Agriculture
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Satendra Kumar
Council member

Director Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity & NSW Chief Plant Protection Officer, NSW Department of Primary Industries
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Rachel Louise
Council member

Project Officer, Plant Health Australia
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Ross Meffin
Council member

Manager, Plant and Food Standards and Chief Plant Health Manager, Biosecurity South Australia
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Nathan Rhodes
Council member

Executive Director of Biosecurity Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia
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Mark Wilkinson
Council member

Stonefruit grower, Maida Vale, Western Australia

Dale Williams
Council member

Fruit grower, Bowen Queensland

Joelene Williams
Council member

Stonefruit grower, Lake Boga, Victoria
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The role of Council members

The role of members is to:

  • Attend regular meetings as required (four per year) and actively participating in the Council’s work.
  • Build and maintain relationships with government, relevant community stakeholder groups, affected industries and national forums to fulfil the functions of the Council.
  • Consider: national and international trends; best practice; current industry, government and community capability and experience; scientific knowledge; practicalities; and public opinion.
  • Actively seek to understand the different perspectives and needs across geographic areas and commodity groups and incorporate these into advice made in the national interest.
  • Advise on the health of the national fruit fly system and issues that need to be addressed to implement the National Fruit Fly Strategy.
  • Champion participation and solutions to emerging national fruit fly issues within the national biosecurity system.

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