New faces on fruit board

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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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