Our Team

John TyasJohn Tyas
Chief Executive Officer
John has held the position of CEO since May 2012. Reporting to the board of Avocados Australia, John’s role is to lead all facets of the organisation and implement plans agreed with the board.Click here to read John’s full bio
Jayne Weedon
Administration & Finance Manager
Jayne joined Avocados Australia in 2018. She oversees the administration and finance, as well as providing project support. Click here to read Jayne’s full bio

Amanda MaddenAmanda Madden
Administration Assistant
Amanda has worked with Avocados Australia for eight years, providing administration, event and project support to the team.Click here to read Amanda’s full bio
Lisa YorkstonLisa Yorkston
Communications Manager
Lisa joined the Avocados Australia team in 2017. She oversees the delivery of avocado industry communications, including the popular industry magazine Talking Avocados and the Guacamole newsletter. Click here to read Lisa’s full bio

Joy TangJoy Tang
Export Coordinator
Joy joined the Avocados Australia team in 2018. Her role is to coordinate a range of avocado industry export development activities. Click here to read Joy’s full bio
Daniel MartinsDaniel Martins
Data Analyst
Daniel joined the Avocados Australia team in 2019. He compiles and analyses the industry’s data, including for Infocado, OrchardInfo and other reports. Click here to read Daniel’s full bio 

Liz SinghLiz Singh
Industry Development Manager
Liz joined Avocados Australia in 2019. Liz works closely with industry partners to deliver relevant and sustainable industry development results. Click here to read Liz’s full bio
Hayleigh DawsonHayleigh Dawson
Market Development Manager
Hayleigh joined the Avocados Australia team in 2020. Hayleigh supports and leverages key industry activities surrounding quality, supply dynamics and category promotion to drive domestic market demand and growth with maximum impact. Click here to read Hayleigh’s full bio