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
Louise DunkerAvocados Australia logo (map)
Administration & Finance Manager
Louise joined Avocados Australia in 2021. She oversees the administration and finance, as well as providing project support. Click here to read Louise’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
Anna Petrou
Communications Manager
Anna joined the Avocados Australia team in 2021. She oversees the delivery of avocado industry communications, including the popular industry magazine Talking Avocados and the Guacamole newsletter. Click here to read Anna’s full bio

Flora ZhangFlora Zhang
Export Development Manager
Flora joined the Avocados Australia team in 2021. Her role is to manage a range of export development activities. Click here to read Flora’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 

Anne LarardAnne Larard
Industry Development Manager
Anne is working with Avocados Australia in 2021, working closely with industry partners to deliver relevant and sustainable industry development results. Click here to read Anne’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