New faces on fruit board

September 27, 2017

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Fruit Growers Victoria has strengthened its services for local fruit growers by appointing four new board members.

Chair Gary Godwill announced the appointment of Brent Reeve, Thom Phillips, Elizabeth Mace and Michael Wynne.

‘‘As general manager of orchards at Geoffrey Thompson group of companies, Brent is helping develop workforce training and education strategies for industry, as well as bringing his extensive production knowledge,’’ Mr Godwill said.

‘‘Thom Phillips is orchard manager at Armour’s Apples at Warragul and brings important finance skills from a previous career in agri-banking.

‘‘Pest and disease specialist Elizabeth Mace from GV Crop Protection will assist FGVL to best tailor its IPM (integrated pest management) extension information, as well as her important work in bringing the next generation of leaders into the industry.

‘‘Michael Wynne is the regional manager for AustSafe Super and has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years. He brings expertise in strategic planning, corporate governance and change management.’’

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