Members appointed to the apple and pear SIAP and SMDP
To drive innovation and development, Hort Innovation and APAL have established two pivotal advisory panels: the Apple and Pear Research Development and Extension (RD&E) Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) and the Strategic Market Development Panel (SMDP).
Strategic Industry Advisory Panel (SIAP)
The SIAP advises on R&D investments, guided by the Apple and Pear Strategic Investment Plan. Panellists bring diverse expertise, from production to logistics and communication, ensuring the industry’s prosperity.
- Richard De Vos
- Jenny Van de Meeberg
- Nic Finger
- Peter Melville
- Hannah James
- Terry Martella
- Kevin Sanders
Strategic Marketing & Development Panel (SMDP)
The SMDP focuses on demand creation, using marketing and R&D levies. These experts have a strong background in retail, export, and industry know-how, shaping the industry’s growth.
- Bruce Rosengarten
- Nardia Stacy
- Jeremy Griffith
- Angela Bracken
- Elisa King
- Craig Chester
- Glenn Carningham
These advisory panels, with their committed elected representatives, play a vital role in propelling Australia’s apple and pear industry forward. Their strategic advice ensures ongoing innovation and sustainability, promising a prosperous future for the sector, both domestically and internationally.